Ex-top cop told to show up in Senate quiz

SENATE Blue Ribbon Committee Chairman Richard Gordon has warned former Police Sr. Supt. Eduardo Acierto that he too will be cited for contempt if he will continue to snub the hearing on the P6.8 billion shabu scandal.

In an interview with DWIZ radio, Gordon called on Acierto to make himself available and told the former police official that he is willing to listen to whatever he wants to divulge on the controversy.

The senator expressed belief that there is another person that is higher in authority that is behind Aciert, which is the focus of his investigation.

Like his colleagues in the Senate, Gordon said that he is also dissatisfied with the transfer of former Bureau of Customs chief Isidro Lapena to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) which was ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte.

“Sinabi ko dapat nililipat-lipat ang mga tao dyan sa Customs dahil nagkakaroon ng familiarization. Pangalawa dapat overhaul in such a way na dapat mabawasan ang pumapasok dyan,” Gordon stressed.

After Duterte’s order to arrest Customs intelligence officer Jimmy Guban, Gordon said Guban’s life could be in danger.

“Sa tingin ko delikado na ang buhay nyan (Guban) kaya andyan pa yan sa akin dahil sigurado tayo na may nahuli tayong malaki,” explained Gordon.

Gordon insinuated that his committee needed the help of other branches of the government to resolve the issue.