MANILA, Philippines – Police have arrested former PBA star and national team player Dennis Espino in Arayat, Pampanga.
The 38-year-old Espino is accused of serious illegal detention.
His arrest stemmed from a complaint by his former secretary, Mildred Eiman, who accused the player of locking her up for over a month for her failure to pay a debt amounting to P5,000.
It took authorities eight months to implement the arrest order, citing Espino’s influence among politicians in Pampanga.
Espino is among the best frontcourt players in PBA history and donned the national basketball team uniform a number of times in his career. He also led the University of Sto. Tomas to a sweep of the UAAP tournament in 1993. – Report from ANC.