NBI agent in ‘hot water’ over alleged gun threat

Posted by watchmen
November 29, 2023


By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga

An agent of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Bacolod City is in “hot water” after she allegedly threatened a waiter by pulling out her firearm in a bar over the weekend.

In a radio interview yesterday, the 20-year-old waiter said NBI agent Janna Navales and some individuals had been drinking inside the bar on Lacson Street late Friday evening, November 24.

He claimed that after the drinking session, Navales returned and called his attention.

Navales allegedly pulled out her gun and confronted the victim for her friend’s missing jacket and mobile phone.

The waiter claimed that there was no jacket or mobile phone left behind in the bar.

He added that Navales may have lost her temper over the missing belongings.

In closed-circuit television camera footage, Navales was holding her firearm, but she never pointed it at the victim.

Meanwhile, NBI-Bacolod chief Atty. Renoir Baldovino ordered Navales to surrender her service firearm to their intelligence officer.

Baldovino said the incident report will be forwarded to the NBI Central Office’s Internal Affairs Division (IAD) for investigation.

Navales could face disciplinary action over the incident, he said.

Baldovino added that he would not tolerate such behavior.

However, he explained that they have not yet issued a suspension order against Navales as they have to await the recommendations of the IAD.

For her part, Navales regretted her action over the incident and issued an apology to the waiter.

The waiter and the bar management have already filed a complaint against Navales at the Bacolod City Police Office Station 2./DGB, WDJ



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