NBI nabs Cebu City employee for ‘selling right to occupy stall’ in public market

Published December 1, 2021, 11:24 AM

by Jeffrey Damicog

NBI

An employee of Cebu City’s local government was arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for alleged illegal sale of the right to occupy a public market stall for P100,000.

Arrested last Nov. 24 was Kara Marie Arcilla Bargamento during an entrapment operation conducted by the NBI-Central Visayas Regional Office (NBI-CEVRO).

“After the complainant gave the marked money to the subject, NBI-CEVRO operatives immediately approached Subject Bargamento and announced her arrest,” the NBI said in a statement.

Bargamento was charged with violation of Republic Act No. 3019, the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act.

The NBI said a female vendor filed the complaint.

“The rights to occupy market stalls are assigned free of charge and should have never been sold because it is a public market,” the NBI said.

It said the female vendor complained that Bargamento demanded P100,000 for a stall of her (vendor) choice and location.

 
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