Mayor Espinosa names cops, lawmakers as son's drug cohorts, including senator

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Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa said in a news conference several police officers, members of Congress, including a senator, are among the cohorts of alleged druglord Kerwin Espinosa.

According to a report on 24 Oras, Espinosa was about to disclose the identities of some individuals written in his affidavit but changed his mind for fear that he would be killed.

"Ang buhay ko ngayon ay, kumbaga maliit na lang. Nanganganib na ang buhay ko," Espinosa said.

After breaking into tears in his news conference, Espinosa rattled off the personalities included in his affidavit.

"May mga members sa PNP... may members ng Kongreso," Espinosa said.

But when asked if his affidavit included a senator, he slightly nodded.

However, Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido, backed up the mayor's affidavit by saying he saw the ledger that was the basis of the affidavit.

"May senador nga. May senador (na) isa, nakita ko. Dating secretary ng DOJ siguro yun... Nakita ko lang," Espenido said.

The report also said Espinosa is no longer aware of the wheareabouts of Kerwin and proceeded to a renewed call for his son to surrender. "Ako po ay nananawagan sa aking anak na si Roland 'Kerwin' Espinosa na sana po ay mag-surrender na siya dito."

Meanwhile, Senator Leila De Lima, who's the former secretary of justice, has repeatedly denied the allegations that she was involved in protecting drug lords.

Source: GMA News

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