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NBI to probe 2 top officials’ alleged $81-M deposit

NBI to probe 2 top officials’ alleged $81-M deposit

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NBI to probe 2 top officials’ alleged $81-M deposit

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The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) – Bohol will look into the existence of a rumored $81M deposit of two top government officials after it received an email detailing the alleged existence of the mysterious deposit in a local bank.

NBI-Bohol Executive Officer Atty. Archie Albao acknowledged the emailed complaint to the Provincial Peace and Order Council on Friday, July 29, 2016 during it’s monthly meeting at the People’s Mansion presided by Governor Edgar Chatto.

Albao refused to reveal the identity of the complainant but gave a brief narration of the nature of the complaint.

According to Albao, the informant claimed that the source of the $81M deposit came from donations from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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The alleged USAID donation was diverted to the private account of the provincial official in a local bank, according to Albao.

The NBI is requesting the complainant for documents to back up the information.

The mysterious $81M deposit has fascinated the imaginations of Boholanos with the local banking sector issuing a statement denying the existence of the dollor deposit and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) conducting an investigation on the amazing story.

Even the source of the rumor, Atty. Salvador Diputado admitted before the SP committee hearing that he himself was puzzled by the information which was revealed to him by a priest.

The priest, Fr. Patricio Galon, parish priest of Nuestra Senora De La Paz y Buenviaje (Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage) in Songculan, Dauis categorically denied that he was the source of the $81M deposit yarn.

The NBI did not say if they would proceed with the investigation if the complainant fails to submit documents to buttress the raw information. (Chito M. Visarra and Rey Tutas)

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