MANILA, Philippines – Another policeman accused of extorting money from the son of a high-ranking police official last week has already surfaced.
SPO4 Jose dela Peña surrendered to the police at Camp Karingal, according to Quezon City Police District (QCPD) director Chief Superintendent Mario dela Vega.
Dela Vega earlier said the QCPD is set to file today four administrative cases against dela Peña, including grave misconduct, insubordination, and absent without leave charge.
Dela Peña is also facing a malversation of government property charge for not returning his service firearm.
Dela Peña and his partner PO2 Resty del Rosario were accused of extorting money from the son of newly installed National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Leonardo Espina.
Espina earlier revealed dela Peña tried to extort P20,000 from his son after accusing him of engaging in phone sex in his car last week.
The attempt was thwarted after the younger Espina called his father for help.
Del Rosario has already surfaced and claimed he merely followed orders from dela Peña.
In an interview with dzMM on Monday, Espina said he has also ordered a review of dela Peña's other pending cases.
Dela Vega said the QCPD is now cooperating with the younger Espina for his affidavit. – with a report from Dennis Datu, dzMM