Beleaguered Teves faces one less rap
The case was dismissed due to lack of evidence against Teves, and that the lawmaker was not arrested when police authorities held a raid in one of his homes.
The Department of Justice dismissed a complaint of illegal possession of firearms and unlawful possession of explosives lodged against Negros Oriental representative Arnolfo “Arnie” Teves Jr.
DoJ spokesperson Mico Clavano said the case was dismissed due to lack of evidence against Teves, and that the lawmaker was not arrested when police authorities held a raid in one of his homes.
The firearms were under the custody of a certain Roland Aguinsanda Pablio.
However, the DoJ said Teves is still facing seven other complaints for illegal possession of firearms, ammunition and explosives, together with his sons.
The raids as well as the complaint is connected with the complaints for three counts of murder the CIDG filed against Teves for allegedly masterminding killings in 2019.
Teves has yet to return to the country and has asked the House of Representatives for an extension saying he is fearing for his life.
The solon is being tagged by witnesses now in the custody of the National Bureau of Investigation as the alleged mastermind in the slaying of Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo.
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