By Aaron Recuenco
A hidden camera on his alleged extortion racket has led to the arrest of a policeman who was accused of making money out of his missing gun in Dasmariñas City, Cavite.
Senior Supt. Romeo Caramat, director of the Counter-Intelligence Task Force (CITF), said Police Officer 2 Robin Robiso was collared inside his house in Barangay Pagasa in Dasmariñas City at around 8 p.m. yesterday based on the video footage shown by the complainant.
The complainant told the police that Robiso has been threatening him over the cop’s missing firearm which was reportedly stolen seven months ago.
The said policeman claimed that he recovered his issued firearm that has been stolen seven months ago. The policeman accused the complainant of being an accomplice for stealing and selling the firearm,” Caramat said.
The basis of the accusation, the official, said, was a Facebook conversation involving the seller of the firearm and the complainant.
Robiso was reportedly demanding P25,000 from the complainant in exchange for not arresting him and filing charges.
The complainant initially paid P10,000 but the entire transaction was captured in a hidden camera which was turned over to the CITF as a piece of evidence.
“We were able to obtain a video documentation which confirmed the extortion made by the arrested policeman,” Caramat said.
Appropriate criminal charges are now being readied against Robiso who is now under CITF custody.
More than 70 policemen have been arrested since the CITF was created in February last year.