Self-confessed drug lord Kerwin Espinosa on Monday said his father, slain Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr., may have signed his affidavit out of fear.
Kerwin initially claimed that his father’s affidavit was unreliable and that the signature on it was forged.
On Monday’s Senate inquiry, Kerwin maintained that his father’s signature is not the same as the one on the affidavit.
“Siguro your honor, napilitan na si daddy dahil sa takot,” Kerwin told Senator Richard Gordon.
Gordon also ordered PNP Chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa to submit the signature of the late Espinosa on the affidavit for examination to verify its authenticity.
Last Saturday, Albuera police Chief Insp. Jovie Espenido showed photos and videos supposedly proving that the signature on the affidavit of the slain mayor was not forged.
Kerwin added that he does not know the suspect behind his father’s death but said that the death of his father may have been due to drug money he gave Police Superintendent Marvin Marcos during the election period.
“Siguro natakot siya (Marcos) na ikanta ko yung pangalan niya,” Kerwin said.
The late Mayor Espinosa was killed inside his cell at the Baybay sub-provincial jail in Leyte last Nov.5 after he allegedly initiated a firefight with police officers serving a search warrant.