MANILA, Philippines - A lawyer caught his wife having sex with their religious group's minister in a motel room in Pasig City Monday.
The lawyer, 51, was accompanied by a police officer and some barangay officials when he barged into the motel room and they saw the minister, 50, in bed with the lawyer’s 42-year-old wife.
The minister was brought to the Eastern Police District (EPD) annex for investigation.
The couple and their minister live in the same barangay in Marikina City, said Senior Police Officer 3 Bobby Lumiwan of the EPD’s criminal investigation unit (CIU).
Several days ago, the lawyer hired the services of detectives from the Eyespy Detectives and Investigators Co. following reports that his wife had been having an affair with the minister, Lumiwan said.
At about 6 p.m. Monday, a detective informed the lawyer that his wife and the minister were in a car and had parked the vehicle in the garage of a motel along Hillcrest Drive in Pasig City.
Accompanied by his police escort, Senior Police Officer 1 Noel Nuñez Jr., the lawyer sought the help of barangay officials and rushed to the motel. He kicked the door of the motel room and found his wife and the minister naked in bed, Lumiwan said.
The lawyer claimed the minister punched him and forced him to retaliate.
The lawyer’s wife, on the other hand, rushed to the bathroom to put on her clothes, according to the barangay officials.
With the help of Nuñez and the barangay officials, the lawyer managed to handcuff the minister and brought him, along with his wife, to the EPD annex, where the lawyer lodged a formal complaint.
The lawyer’s wife claimed they were just talking and eating in the motel room.
The minister, who is separated from his wife, told Lumawin that his relationship with the lawyer’s wife is not “full-blown.”
EPD-CIU chief Senior Inspector Edilberto Sanchez ordered yesterday the filing of adultery charges against the minister and the lawyer’s wife with the Pasig prosecutor’s office.