A certain Winmae Micarsos posted on Facebook last Saturday a CCTV footage of an alleged warrant-less drug entrapment operation in Barangay Carreta, Cebu City. The video was shared on Tulfo Charity, the official Facebook page of the news commentators, Erwin Tulfo and his brothers. The lady claims in her post that the suspects were policemen coming from Police Station 8 in Talamban, Cebu City.
The video shows a woman carrying a baby in her arms and some five men wearing bull caps moving around. Two of these men had a rifle in their hands. One man shoved the woman aside hitting the baby’s head with the bottom of his rifle. The enraged mayor stressed this in his Facebook post. He is giving away P100K reward to whoever can identify these men “especially the policeman who put the butt of his rifle to the baby’s head“. The video also shows a man beaten by these alleged policemen. Click the link below to see the full video.
About two hours ago, Sun Star Cebu posted another video on their Facebook page featuring an interview with the man arrested in the alleged ‘Tokhang’ operation. His name is Eddie Basillote and he admits that he had not been beaten. His only complaint was that he was not handcuffed. Watch the full interview below.
Mayor Tommy is calling for the cooperation of all concerned citizens. “If this is a ‘legitimate police operation’, there should be nothing to hide. But the police are not cooperating with providing the identities of these men, so anyone with information can text me directly at 0917 329 9999.”, the Mayor said.