Another Espinosa? Lagman says De Lima could meet end in prison


Albay 1st district Rep. Edcel Lagman says it’s actually possible for Senator Leila de Lima to get slain behind bars under the Duterte administration.

“We should be concerned about the security of Senator De Lima if she is incarcerated,” Lagman, an opposition politiko, said in a press conference Tuesday (February 24).

“We know how a mayor was brutally killed while under detention. This could happen to anybody including Senator De Lima,” he noted.

Lagman was referring to Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr., whom according to the NBI itself was rubbed out by police while serving a warrant. The incident took place within the sub-provincial jail in Baybay City, Leyte last November 5.

“These are the concerns we have to face,” added Lagman, who like De Lima is a Liberal Party (LP) member.

Espinosa surrendered to authorities after being tagged by President Rodrigo Duterte himself as a protector of illegal drugs.

Last week, De Lima, a known critic of Duterte, was slapped with multiple drug-related charges before the Muntinlupa regional trial court (RTC) for her alleged involvement in the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) drug trade. #