Cops nab COA man wanted for graft

January 10, 2020

AGENTS of the National Capital Region Office of the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group on Thursday afternoon arrested an investigator of the Commission on Audit wanted for malversation of public funds, CIDG-NCR chief, Lieutenant Colonel Arnold Thomas C. Ibay said yesterday.

Ibay identified the accused as 57-year old Milo Sanchez, an investigator from the COA’s Prosecution Litigation Office who was given a jail term by Judge Teodoro Fernandez of the Lingayen, Pangasinan Regional Trial Court Branch 38 on September 26, 2013.

According to the CIDG-NCR chief, the accused was arrested along Commonwealth Avenue in Barangay Batasan, Quezon City at 5:30 p.m. Thursday by members of the Southern Metro Manila District Field Unit in coordination with officers from the Infanta Municipal Police Station in Pangasinan.

Ibay said that ‘service of sentence’ order issued by Judge Fernandez was used to apprehended the accused who is a resident of Dagupan City.

Last Wednesday, CIDG-NCR operatives also arrested three wanted men in Metro Manila in line with PNP-CIDG director, Brigadier General Joel Napoleon M. Coronel’s order for them to account for more most wanted persons in the metropolis.

Ibay identified the three as Louie Francisco, Mario Solis and Norlito Nabalde.

The official said that Francisco, a 42-year old member of the Batang City Jaiul residing at no. 4738 Ang Buhay Street in Sta. Mesa, Manila was arrested at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in his residence by members of the CIDG Manila District Field Unit on the strength of a warrant of arrest for a  drug offense with no bail recommended.