Ombudsman launches probe on De Lima for alleged payoffs

Friday – Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales revealed to reporters that fact-finding investigation has been initiated regarding Senator Leila de Lima’s alleged involvement of Senator Leila de Lima in the illegal drugs trade.


“There have been some leads. We’re giving it due course by conducting fact-finding,” said Morales during her speech in the University of the Philippines College of Law alumni homecoming.

The agency is acting on Police Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido’s accusation that de Lima received drug money from the alleged drug lord Kerwin Espinosa, the head of Albuera police filed a complaint last October.

Morales said last month that she was not inclined to initiate a moth proprio investigation on the agency’s own impulse, citing the lack of firm leads against De Lima even as the House of Representatives held successive hearings to allow inmates and disgruntled employees to hurl accusations against her.

Source: Inquirer


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