Some prison authorities and laborers of the Medellin District Jail may potentially confront authoritative liabilities in the event that they are demonstrated to have helped a prominent detainee escape.
Correctional facility Senior Inspector Rolly Bandeling, representative of the Bureau of Management and Penology in Central Visayas (BJMP-7), said an examination is presently being directed to decide how and why Jinnefer Mercader got away from the office last Tuesday evening, March 5, 2019.
"The likelihood that some correctional facility officers and laborers helped him to escape is yet to be resolved. Yet, we don't limit it," said Bandeling.
"When demonstrated that a few (correctional facility authorities) without a doubt helped Mercader, they will probably confront a few punishments, which may incorporate rejection from administration," he included.
A manhunt for Mercader, who is the previous barangay skipper of Lugo in Borbon town of northern Cebu, is being directed by law implementers in Cebu.
Considered as equipped and unsafe, police said they are investigating the probability that a few lawmakers may have enlisted Mercader as their hired gunmen, particularly that the May 2019 surveys is moving close.
Mercader was captured in September 2017 for illicit ownership of guns in his living arrangement in Barangay Cahel, Borbon town.
In the interim, Bandeling said they won't suspend the appearance benefits of the more than 500 prisoners housed in Medellin District Jail regardless of the episode.
He included that agents of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) are currently conveyed in the correctional facility office to enlarge security while the examination is on going