Senior Inspector Allan Reloj is officially out as police chief of Moises Padilla in Negros Occidental.
The relief of Reloj as Moises Padilla police chief, that took effect yesterday, was confirmed by Senior Supt. Rodolfo Castil, provincial police director of Negros Occidental, who re-assigned him to the Pulupandan Police Station.
Castil said he also re-assigned Senior Inspector Alfredo de Leon from the Pulupandan Police Station to the Moises Padilla Police Station.
Senior Inspector Jerry Nacion also took over the Hinobaan Police Station from Senior Inspector Leomel Gonzaga, who is now on non-duty status, pending his retirement from the police service.
Reloj led the Moises Padilla policemen in arresting town Vice Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia-Yulo and her husband, Felix Mathias Segundo Feria Yulo, at a checkpoint December 19 last year, for alleged illegal possession of explosives, firearms and drugs.
The Yulo couple, who were both freed from jail on Jan. 6, were charged for illegal possession of firearms and explosives.
Castil said earlier that the couple tested negative for shabu use, and the examination of the alleged shabu recovered from their vehicle also yielded negative results.
Karol Joseph Chiu, counsel of Yulo, said his clients are filing multiple criminal and administrative charges against Reloj before the Negros Occidental Provincial Prosecutor's Office and the National Police Commission, respectively.
The couple dismissed the charges against them as malicious and fabricated.
Castil said the swapping of positions between Reloj and De Leon was approved by Chief Supt. Cesar Hawthorne Binag, who is the regional police director of Western Visayas.
Reloj and six other Moises Padilla policemen are also facing libel charges before the Ombudsman, in connection with the attempt to link La Castellana Councilor Alberto “White” Nicor, to the illegal drug trade, Mayor Rhumyla Nicor-Mangilimutan said.* GPB
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