Parents of accused fratmen say sons in “imminent danger” when under MPD custody

  • The parents of the 10 accused Aegis Juris fratmen fear for the lives of their children
  • They asked the NBI to keep custody of their children instead of transferring them to MPD
  • They cited that one of the accused was forcibly arrested in his home

The parents of 10 Aegis Juris fratmen charged in the death of Horacio Castillo III have appealed to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to keep custody over their children.

Citing security reasons, the parents have asked the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) not to transfer their children to the Manila Police District (MPD).

They sent a letter to NBI director Dante Gierran saying they don’t feel their children will be safe in the hands of the MPD.

The statement was quoted by GMA: “The MPD is one of the complainants in the above-entitled case and thus, the MPD is not and can not be an objective and independent custodian of our children, thereby posing imminent danger to the lives of our children.”

They added that several MPD operatives have “forcibly entered” the house of one of the accused, Ralph Trangia, to arrest him without presenting any warrant of arrest or search warrant.

“We wish that you will not place the safety and lives of our children under imminent danger by allowing the transfer of their custody to MPD,” the letter said.

The 10 accused fratmen surrendered to the NBI last Friday, March 23.

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