Leila De Lima Issues Statement After Hostage-Taking at Camp Crame

Official statement of Leila de Lima on hostage-taking at Camp Crame

LEILA DE LIMA – The former senator issued a statement following her hostage-taking at Camp Crame Custodial Center of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Quezon City on Sunday morning, October 9, 2022.

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De Lima was a politician who once served as secretary of the Justice department as well as a senator.

It was in 2017 when De Lima was arrested and detained at Camp Crame due to the charges filed against her by the Department of Justice (DOJ) over her alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade or violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.

On Sunday, October 9, a hostage-taking incident took place at the Camp Crame Custodial Center.

Three detainees identified as Feliciano Sulayao Jr., Arnel Cabintoy and Idang Susukan earlier tried to escape the facility.

Cabintoy and Susukan ganged up and stabbed a police officer while attempting to flee.

After witnessing the stabbing, another officer shot and killed Cabintoy and Susukan. This prompted Sulayao to storm into De Lima’s cell and held her hostage.

He was later shot dead by a police officer.

Following the hostage-taking, De Lima took to social media wherein she issued a statement.

Here’s the official statement of Leila de Lima:

Fortunately, de Lima was not harmed in the hostage-taking.

She’s thankful for the people who prayed for her, with her life being spared from imminent danger.

Meanwhile, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos has offered De Lima to transfer to another detention facility. But the former senator opted to stay.

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