Couple files raps vs Talisay cops
THE fight goes on for Adhmann and Priscilla Canangca-an as they filed criminal and administrative complaints against several police officers a little over a week after the Court of Appeals Special 18th Division junked their petition for a writ of amparo.
Under Section 1 of the Rule on the Writ of Amparo, the petition for a writ of amparo is a remedy available to any person whose right to life, liberty and security is violated or threatened with violation by an unlawful act or omission of a public official or employee, or of a private individual or entity.
Named as respondents were Talisay City chief of police Supt. Aileen Recla and 12 to 15 other policemen and PO1 Samuel Alvarez, an organic personnel of the Provincial Intelligence Branch.
In their complaint, the Canangca-an couple alleged that the police officers have transgressed their rights and compelled Adhmann to go into “hiding,” fearing for his safety.
According to their lawyer Rameses Villagonzalo, the Canangca-an family had been receiving anonymous calls and texts, and cars with no plate number were seen passing by their house.
To recall, Adhmann got embroiled in the controversial shootout with the police earlier this month involving Talisay City Barangay Councilman Felix Abacajan Jr., an alleged hit man and who also happened to be Adhmann’s cousin. The shootout at Abacajan’s home in Barangay Maghaway, Talisay City, led to the death of Abacajan’s younger brother Joeser and a certain Julian Bonghanoy Jr., with Felix Jr. sustaining a gunshot wound on his left shoulder.
Adhmann drove Abacajan to safety immediately after the incident, and he eventually surrendered to the police a few days after to clarify that he was not involved in the shootout.
He was, however, arrested but was able to post bail a few days after. In his affidavit, Canangca-an alleged that after his arrest, he was interrogated without a legal counsel and punched by PO1 Alvarez in the chest.
Meanwhile, Priscilla asserted in her affidavit that after the shootout incident in Abacajan’s home, the police officers raided their house without a search warrant and took the hard disk of the closed-circuit television in their house, without their consent.
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