‘Desperately seeking’ Ben calls on Quiboloy to surrender and face court

Interior and Local Government Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. in a press conference on Monday called on Kingdom of Jesus Christ (KOJC) Founder Pastor Apollo Quiboloy to surrender and face court.

Abalos announced a reward worth P10 million is being offered for any information that will lead to the arrest of Quiboloy.

A P1 million reward each is also offered for the arrest of Quiboloy’s co-accused namely Cresente Canada, Paulene Canada, Ingrid Canada, Sylvia Camanes, and Jackiely Roy.

“Kung wala po talaga kayong kasalanan, Pastor, meron tayong tinatawag na korte, na sumurender na lang po tayo para matapos na ito. Harapin natin ang akusasyon kamukha ng ginagawa ng ibang ordinaryong tao. Dapat ganon ang mangyari,” Abalos said.

Abalos said that it seems like the government system is being trampled. He also said that it seems that they are at fault in serving the warrant to the evangelist.

“Pero sa nangyayaring ito, parang tinatapakan ang sistema ng pamahalaan. Parang yinuyurakan. Magse-serve ka ng warrant, parang ikaw pa ang masama, hindi ba?” he said.

It can be recalled that personnel from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), and the Office of the Senate Sergeant at Arms (OSSA) have served warrants many times but still Quiboloy hasn’t been arrested.

Abalos vowed to hold Quiboloy accountable for the charges.

“Basta simple lang, ang batas ay batas. ang may kasalanan, mananagot. At iyan ang gagawin namin, Pastor Quiboloy. Ngayon simple lang, may warrant, wala kang kasalanan? Sumuko ka. Mahirap ba yun?” Abalos said.

The arrest was concerning the warrant of arrest issued by Regional Trial Court branch 12 of Davao City under Judge Dante Baguio against Quiboloy.

Quiboloy is facing charges under Section 5(b) of Republic Act 7610 or the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation, and Discrimination Act and under Section 10(a) of the same act with the bail set at P180,000 for sexual assault and P80,000 for maltreatment.

Quiboloy, barangay chair Canada, and the other four co-accused are also facing Qualified Human Trafficking charges under Section 4(a) of Republic Act No. 9208, as amended before a Pasig court

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