De Lima has no info on Usec. Puno attempted raid

Posted at 09/07/2012 12:47 PM | Updated as of 09/07/2012 12:59 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has no information about the reported attempt by Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Rico Puno to enter the offices and condominium unit of Secretary Jesse Robredo hours after the latter's plane crashed in Masbate.

An ABS-CBN exclusive report was able to unearth the supposed attempt by Puno, along with several police officers, to "raid" Robredo's offices at the DILG, Napolcom, and his condominium unit purportedly to obtain crucial documents. 

While she was the one who secured Robredo's personal effects and files after the crash, De Lima said she was merely requested by Robredo's wife, Leni.

"I don’t have that report... I'm not in the position to confirm anything on that... I'm just heeding the request of Mrs. Robredo to secure documents na meron sa condo. Magtatanong tanong lang muna ako siguro about that. Sa mga ganyang report na may pumunta doon, I'm not privy to that," De Lima said.

De Lima added that she has no idea about what documents Puno's group was reportedly attempting to obtain. She added that the matter is not under the jurisdiction of the Dept. of Justice (DOJ), thus, any probe into the reported attempted raid will not involve the department.

An ABS-CBN News source bared the documents may have pertained to an ongoing investigation Robredo was conducting on Puno and several Philippine National Police (PNP) officials.

Puno has yet to comment on the issue.