Gun license scam witness bewails PNP ‘harassment’

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The man who sued Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Allan Purisima has claimed that he is being harassed and threatened by men claiming to be police officers in civilian clothes at his place of work in Legazpi City.

In a statement sent to The Manila Times, Atty. Beulah Coeli Fiel, lead counsel for Glenn Gerard Ricafranca, said that while they would not want the latest development on the life of her client to be connected to the case they filed against Purisima and Firearms and Explosives Office (FEO) head, Chief Supt. Napoleon Estilles, over a P100-million plunder charge, they are still wondering why persons claiming to be police officers kept on visiting Ricafranca’s place of work.

“Members of the PNP Albay Provincial HQ have been visiting the place of work of my client, Glenn Gerard Ricafranca, in Legazpi City, asking the employees his whereabouts,” Fiel said.

“These police personnel have ranks ranging from PO1 to PO2. One of them introduced himself as PO1 Cardinal. Since April 22, they have been coming every 1 to 2 days to look for him,” she said.


Fiel added that “my client’s picture is reportedly being circulated among a group of policemen who completed their Criminology course three to five years ago.”

“Its just strange, as much as we want to take some legal action over these incidents we are calling the police force to explain this developments,” she told The Times.

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