Victim’s sis accuses police of ‘cover-up’

A viral Facebook post accuses some town police officers of an alleged cover-upconcerning an accident that happened in Balilihan town last January 16.

On the other hand, Trinidad, Bohol police chief denied some personnel was involved in the accident, saying they merely helped the accident victim go to the hospital.

The Facebook post by a certain Maryanne A. Lyn is now circulating online pointing an accusing finger at the police officers for an alleged cover-up of what happened in the accident that involved her brother.

She alleged the police from Trinidad town insinuated her brother, whom she identified as Dolly Ayento, crashed into the ground on his own and did not figure in any collision with the patrol car.

According to Lyn, Ayento was from Canoling, Dagohoy town.

Some netizens said with the condition of the victim; it casts doubt on the real story that happened on that fateful day.

She purports the police involved came up with a new version of the accident’s story because the victim died as a result of the injuries sustained in the accident.

Di man lang kayo pumunta sa hospital para alamin kong inasikaso ba ng doctor bastanahatidniyo sa hospital ni anino nyong mga police di na nagpakita bakit natablan ba kayo ng konsensya?” (You never bothered to go to the hospital to know the status, whether the doctor has seen [the victim], even the police’s shadows weren’t there, why, are your consciences finally catching up on you?) said Lyn.

She challenged Balilihan police who responded to the incident to tell the truth behind the accident.

Sana magsabi kayo ng totoo huwag ninyo pagtakpan ang mga kabaru ninyo kesyo mga mataas na opisyal ang sakay ng patrol car ng Trinidad sana manaig pa rin ang katotohanan sa nangyari sa kuya ko,” (I wish you narrate the real story and do not play cover up for your comrades, just because a high ranking official was on board the Trinidad patrol car, I wish the truth prevails on what happened to my elder brother) said Lyn.

Lyn provided a screenshot of a conversation on Facebook Messenger telling her a witness saw what really happened in the incident.

The person in the conversation, whose identity was stricken out in the screenshot, said the police allegedly twisted the story on the incident.

Lyn also provided a screenshot purportedly a conversation between her and Balilihan police station.

Lyn complained there is no acceptable explanation made by the police to them surrounding the death of

POLICE REPORT SAID

The police provided the media of the police report regarding the incident, which was circulated in news circles.

In the report, Balilihan police station received information at around 7am on January 16.

The police were informed of a motorcycle accident at barangay Magsija, Balilihan. Elements of Balilihan police station proceeded to check the incident.

Initial investigation disclosed a patrol car driven by a certain PO1 Edgardo Salvador of Trinidad PS left Trinidad town towards Tagbilaran to attend a conference. In the car were SPO4 Anie Torreon, the deputy chief of Trinidad PS, and Insp. Marcelino Mejias, the chief of police of Dagohoy town.

Upon reaching barangay Magsija, the driver of the police car, Salvador, saw a motorist crashing to the ground.

As a result, Mejias ordered the driver to park properly and help the fallen victim of the accident.

They called for an ambulance, but no ambulance came.

Mejias then decided to bring the victim to the hospital on board the Trinidad police station patrol car.

While on the way to the hospital, reports said, the driver told Salvador what happened that caused the crash.

The victim told Salvador the plastic material covering the throttle loosened causing him to press hard, resulting in the loss of control of the motorcycle.

Balilihan police said they went to visit the victim at Gallares Hospital and was unconscious.

EXPLANATION FROM TRINIDAD POLICE

Published reports Trinidad police chief Sr. Insp. Marcos Lopez echoed what was reported in the police blotter.

Lopez said the patrol car merely responded to the accident that happened behind the car.

The Trinidad police chief clarified the situation which was contrary to what is being insinuated in viral FB posts.

Lopez said in published reportsthere were other people who took video footages of the incident, which may be the source of the news that circulated.

LEGAL ACTION AGAINST THE SISTER

Lyn also provided a screenshot of a scathing threat of libel from purportedly an account featuring the name of “Sangguniang Bayan” on Facebook Messenger.

The message contained a demand to take down the “false accusations” leveled against the PNP of Trinidad.

“We have taken pictures of your posts, and if you continue to share these (sic) fallaciousinformation, we will see you in court. Your post is considered a libelous act,” said the message to Lyn.

It further added: “If you wish for your complaint to be formal, please file a complaint under (sic) the Department of Local and Interior Government (sic) or Philippine National Police. But do not PUBLICLY accuse PNP Trinidad or we will be forced to file Libel.”

Meanwhile, Lyn’s post has attracted more than 2,800 shares as of press time and 1,500 plus Facebook likes.

Here’s the unedited full text of the accuser’s Facebook post:

Kayong mga police na nakasakay sa PATROL CAR NG TRINIDAD Bohol tingnan nyo nangyari sa kapatid ko walang nang buhay papasok yan sa trabaho papuntang tagbilaran ang kapatid nagsikap para may ipakain sa pamilya nya na disgrasya yan at ngaun ibahin nyo na ang statements nyo na di nyo nabangga sa patrol car nyo sabihin nyo natumba lng mag isa yan porket patay na ibahin nyo na ung unang sinabi nyo sa asawa ng kapatid sabi nyo nabangga sa police patrol car sabay bawiin nyo nmn ngaun na kusang natumba lng mga pesteng yawa nyo di porket kapwa police nadamay pagtakpan nyo di man lng kau pumunta sa hospital para alamin kong inasikaso ba ng mga doctor basta nahatid nyo na sa hospital ni anino nyong mga police di na nagpakita bakit natablan ba kau ng konsensya?

Sya c Dolly Ayento anak ni Benito Ayento and Basilia Ayento taga Can oling, Dagohoy Bohol please sa lahat ng Ayento and Añana Family paki share lng po para matulungan nmn ung kapatid ko para mabigyan ng hustisya

Sa mga police sa BALILIHAN BOHOL NA NAG RESPONDE sa nangyari sa kuya ko sana magsabi po kayo ng totoo huwag ninyo pagtakpan ang mga kabaru ninyo kesyo mga mataas na opisyal ang sakay ng PATROL CAR NG TRINIDAD sana manaig pa rin ang katotohanan sa nangyari sa kuya ko.

 

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