A LOCAL traffic enforcer and his companion were arrested by police for allegedly extorting from traffic violators yesterday morning in Taguig City.
Ruben Ogoy, 51, member of Taguig Traffic Management Office (TMO) and resident of 19 F. Manalo St., Calzada Tipas and Felix Bergonia, 55, of 149 Mabini St. Wild Cat were arrested by P/SSgt. Jefferson Braganza of Taguig Police Community Precinct (PCP) 7 Global and Pat. Roberto Iguis, Jr. of Station Drug Enforcement Unit for allegedly extorting money from traffic violators to settle their violation.
Investigation showed that at around 6:55 a.m., the suspects, while manning traffic at Consular Checkpoint, Bonifacio Global City (BGC) along 5th Avenue flagged down an L-300 van driven by Christopher Fernando, 33, of 790 G. De Borja St., Pateros and accused him of beating the red light.
Witness Kenneth Salde, 19, of 1657 22nd Avenue East Rembo told police that the suspects demanded P250 from Fernando in exchange for the release of his driver’s license.
After the incident, Fernando sought the assistance of PCP-7 Global that resulted in the arrest of the suspects.