Gov Edgar Chatto is not a drug protector nor a drug lord as what is repeatedly echoed by his political detractors.
This was the categorical statement issued yesterday by Bohol PNP Prov’l Director Dennis Agustin who said it’s “foul” to alleged such to the governor who is all out in his campaign against drugs.
â€œI never even have experienced the governor meddling in my job because the governor knows and respects my law enforcement mandate,â€ the PNP chief said.
The number one Bohol police official said that if there is one who could be held accountable, it should be him.
The police command may have consultants, but Agustin asserted that the final order is his.
Agustin toldÂ The ChronicleÂ the statement categorically clearing the governor of such allegation is something I personally know having worked with him closely in the relentless campaign against drugs. In fact, the performance of the local PNP command in the fight against drugs could never be achieved if the allegation of Chatto as a drug lord is true.
Former Gov. Victor de la Serna in his radio programs lambasts the governor with the serious allegation of being a drug protector in the province. He noted that the recent discovery of sachets of shabu at the ante room of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan could be the best proof of the drug protection ring at the Capitol.
Asked to comment on the allegation, the governor simply laughed off de la Serna’s allegation saying the public could not be fooled with such accusation against him which he described as plain and simple “black propaganda” especially that election is fast approaching.
Meanwhile, Agustin said he will come up with the initial results of an on-going investigation regarding the discovery of three small packs of shabu last July 15,Â a day before a regular session of the provincial lawmakers.Â (Read: separate story)