Witness in Arnaiz slay claims he was threatened with Senate detention

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Posted at Oct 02 2017 01:45 PM

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MANILA - A witness in the killing of teenager Carl Arnaiz said Monday he was threatened with detention at the Senate if he were to testify in the probe on the deaths in the government's war on drugs.

"Joe Daniel" said he met Arnaiz's eyes when the 19-year-old was about to be shot, but he withheld this information in his affidavit because he was afraid.

Senator Panfilo Lacson, chair of the public order and dangerous drugs committee, asked him who he was scared of, and he said: "Dun sa naghatid sa akin, sa nagsundo...Ide-detain daw po ako sa Senado pag nag-witness."

He could not identify who he was referring to but said the person was riding a motorcycle.

Lacson then asked him to describe further this person who made the threat, adding in jest that it should be this person detained.

The witness earlier told the senators that he personally witnessed Arnaiz being shot by two policemen, identified as PO1 Jeffrey Perez and Ricky Arquilita.