A traffic enforcer assigned near the traffic light across City Hall in Tagbilaran City faces dismissal for allegedly extorting money from a motorist.
City Traffic Management Office (CTMO) chief Tony Samante identified the traffic enforcer as Ariel Nino Badayos.
On Monday, one Tony Daguplo, a 27-year-old resident of Buyog, Jagna, reported Badayos to authorities for asking money and jewelry from him to settle a traffic violation.
According to Daguplo, he was flagged down at around 11 a.m. on the same day near City Hall by Badayos who asked for his license and motorcycleâ€™s registration.
Daguplo said that the traffic enforcer instructed him to follow as his motorcycle needed to be brought to the CTMO office and that he will have to pay a P-10,000 fine.
However, Badayos made a sudden turn in Barangay Dampas where he allegedly negotiated with Daguplo.
Daguplo said that Badayos asked for P500 and his silver watch and bracelet in exchange for the settlement of his violation.
The victim then obliged but immediately reported the incident to police informing the CTMO through Samante of the incident. (Weli Maestrado)