BREAKING NEWS! Pres. Rody to Jaybee Sebastian:Ayo ko makipag usap sa mga kriminals!
PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte said Friday early dawn, September 30 that he does not talk to criminals.
This is the President’s response when asked by a reporter about Jaybee Sebastian’s request to talk with him privately about the latter’s knowledge of the illegal drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison.
“I do not talk to criminals. If he want, then go to a Fiscal or write a letter to Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay,” he said.
He added that if Sebastian was involved in drugs, it was him who brought himself to trouble. “Kagagawan niyo yan, when you decided to use illegal drugs you should have known the consequences,” Duterte said.
“I am telling you now, to all drug users (pushers/lords), stop it!” Duterte reiterated.
It can be recalled that Sebastian’s lawyer Edgar Arriba said that his client will only speak only with the President about his knowledge on the drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison.
The lawyer added that the incident showed that there was a clear and present danger to the inmate's life.
"Napakarami niyang alam regarding the drug trade inside and outside NBP," said Arriba. "Ayaw niyang magsalita simply because alam niyang lalong manganganib ang buhay niya."
Sebastian was the most prominent name that surfaced in last week's House of Representatives hearing on the illegal drug trade inside the national penitentiary, with fellow inmates linking him to Senator Leila De Lima.