Kidnapping case vs Trillanes, 3 others filed before DOJ

The Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group on Friday lodged a kidnapping with serious illegal detention case against former senator Antonio Trillanes IV and three others over a complaint filed by one Guillermina Lalic Barrido alias Guillerma Arcillas.

Likewise named respondents in a complaint filed before the Department of Justice were Fr. Albert Alejo, lawyer Jude Sabio, a certain “Sister Ling” of the “Convent of Cannussian Sisters” in Makati City, and other unidentified persons.

In her affidavit, Barrido claimed she received a plane ticket from Alejo from General Santos City to Manila in 2016.

Barrido said Alejo and Sabio picked her up and brought her to the Convent of Cannussian Sisters in Makati where she was allegedly detained from December 6 to 21, 2016

Barrido continued that she was transferred from the convent to the Holy Spirit Convent by Alejo, Sabio, Sister Ling, and an alleged staff of Vice President Leni Robredo.

Furthermore, she added that Trillanes had repeatedly called her, telling her she cannot leave unless she signs the affidavit.

“It is clear from the foregoing that herein respondents feloniously, maliciously, and intentionally put the complainant under detention for 14 days in order to force her to do something against her will,” the PNP-CIDG complaint read in part.

This wasn’t the first time that Barrido hurled accusations against Trillanes.

In 2017, Barrido sought assistance from then Justice secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, claiming that she received death threats from Trillanes’ camp.

She also claimed that Trillanes camp offered her P1 million to implicate President Duterte in the killings carried out by the Davao Death Squad.

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