Tomas Osmeña accuses Cebu City cops of being partisan
Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña lamented the shooting incidents in Cebu despite the ongoing Comelec gun ban, The Freeman reported.
“Your city chief (who someone VERY reliable said you described as “untouchable”) refuses to even report to me what’s happening in the city I am responsible for,” Osmeña wrote on Facebook.
The politiko was addressing his post to Philippine National Police chief General Oscar Albayalde after the latter accused him of being “childish.”
Osmeña shared that the houses of his allied barangay captains were sprayed with bullets and accused the police of partisan politics.
Said village chiefs were earlier summoned by the police and escorted by a “losing candidate of the opposition group” to shift allegiance to the opposition, claimed the politiko.
“The same is being done to the habalhabal drivers. Your police also raided the house of another BOPK captain without properly serving the warrant. I have pictures and CCTV of everything. Would you like to see the evidence? Should I present it on Facebook or shall we do it in court?” he asked.
“General Abayalde, according to your police in Cebu, it is ok for people to break the law as long as (Vice Mayor Edgardo) Labella endorses them,” his post also read.
Albayalde earlier accused Osmeña of being childish after the mayor threatened to suspend the monthly cash assistance to Cebu City Police Office if the strafing incidents in Barangays Sinsin and Sudlon II are not solved within 10 days.
The police chief also threatened to bring the matter before the secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government.