Ex-NegOr guv Pryde Teves nabbed for terror financing raps

Posted by watchmen
June 21, 2024


Photo courtesy of CIDG
Photo courtesy of CIDG

Police authorities arrested former Negros Oriental Governor Pryde Henry Teves yesterday over his alleged involvement in terrorism activities.

In a report, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) said Teves was nabbed in Barangay Taclobo, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental at about 8:15 a.m.

The former governor is wanted by the Cebu City Regional Trial Court Branch 74 where he has been charged with violating the Terrorism Financing Prevention and Suppression Act of 2012, with a bail of P200,000.

He was also listed as the top Most-Wanted Person at the provincial and regional levels.

In August, the Anti-Terrorism Council designated as terrorists Pryde Henry and his brother, former Negros Oriental congressman Arnolfo Teves Jr., over their alleged involvement in several murder incidents and harassment in the province in the past years when they were still in public office.

These incidents include the March 4, 2023 murder of former Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo and nine others.

Arnolfo Teves is currently under house arrest in Timor-Leste, pending the host country’s decision on his extradition to the Philippines to face the charges against him.

Meanwhile, Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin “Boying” Remulla lauded Pryde Teves’ arrest, saying that the recent development demonstrates the government’s commitment to fighting terrorism.

“The arrest of Pryde Henry Alipit Teves demonstrates our resolute commitment to fighting terrorism and upholding the rule of law,” he said in a press release.

The DOJ commended the CIDG for the successful apprehension of Teves.

“The CIDG’s diligent efforts have ensured that those who threaten peace and security are brought to justice,” Remulla said. (PNA)


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