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Another supplier of equipment to the Philippine National Police (PNP) who was one of the co-accused of former PNP chief Director General Avelino I. Razon Jr. in the graft and malversation charges has surrendered to Sandiganbayan.

Oscar Madamba, owner of Serpenair Group Inc., that supplies different police equipment to the PNP, was immediately turned over to the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame, Quezon City after undergoing fingerprinting and mugshot.

Madamba will also be detained without bail as he was included in the malversation charges filed by the Ombudsman against Razon and 32 others, including former top police officials in connection with the alleged ghost repairs and fictitious purchase of spare parts worth P385.48 million for 28 units of V-150 Light Armored Vehicles (LAVs) in 2007 and 2008.

The Sandiganbayan Sheriff’s office said out of 33, 15 more accused in the multiple charges are still at large and are now being hunted by the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group to serve the warrant of arrest against them.

Among the private defendants who have yet to surrender are Alppa Times News editor Artemio B. Zuñiga, and traders-contractors Gigie Marpa and Marianne Jimenez (both of RKGK Enterprises), Carmencita Salvador and Rasita Zaballero (both of Dex-Lan Enterprises), and Harold Ong (both of Enviro-Aire Inc.). (Rolly T. Carandang)

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