By Jel Santos
An agent of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), assigned at the Intelligence Unit, was apprehended after he interfered with the policemen arresting his uncle—an alleged drug peddler—in Makati City.
Intelligence Officer 1 Monakiram Currie Batabor, 39, reportedly tried to intimidate Makati cops after his uncle was collared in a drug raid inside a house on Sgt. Fabian Yabut St. in Barangay Guadalupe, Makati on Monday around 7 p.m.
Major Gideon Ines Jr., Makati City police Investigation Unit chief, said the NBI agent suddenly appeared at their headquarters an hour after his uncle and seven other men were reportedly caught having a shabu session.
“When he appeared, he told us that he is an agent of NBI. He asked us to free his uncle, Manjahe Currie. He was was really intimidating us,” Ines said.
“What he did was in violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. He could be jailed for six to twelve years,” he further said.
The whole intimidation done by Batabor, according to Ines, was caught on video, saying he cannot deny what he did.
Apparently, Batabor was bringing his firearm, a caliber .40 pistol with serial no. AAFS026.
Other items seized from him were a magazine, 15 pieces of caliber .40 ammunition, one inside holster, an NBI badge, an NBI ID, a permit to possess & carry firearms, a voters ID, a BIR TIN ID, a Drivers License, and his PRC ID.
On Tuesday, Ines said a lawyer was sent by his NBI director, and told him that he was very disappointed and mad at him for using his position as an NBI agent.
“I heard the lawyer sent by his boss. The lawyer told him that his NBI director was very dismayed and mad of what he did,” he said.