De Lima: Mangudadatu not using DOJ

by Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 06 2015 01:34 PM | Updated as of Apr 06 2015 09:34 PM

MANILA - Justice Secretary Leila de Lima debunked claims that Maguindanao Governor Esmael "Toto" Mangudadatu is merely using the Department of Justice (DOJ) for his own political gain.

This comes amid the controversy involving Akmad Ampatuan, one of the DOJ's "vital witnesses" in the second wave of murder complaints in connection with the Maguindanao massacre case.

She maintained that Akmad's testimony is vital to the case, and the DOJ will not allow itself to be used by any party for personal gains.