Police probe ADZU staff’s holdup claim inside campus PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 09 March 2015 14:34

Police are checking the veracity of a laboratory staff’s claim that she was held up by two students inside the Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU) campus last Friday.

Liza Espiritusanto y Sta. Maria, a laboratory staff, told the police that she was held up by two students who divested her of P200,000 in cash.

She said that two unidentified students had earlier approached her and asked for money to pay tuition fees.

However, Liza she said, she refused to give prompting the two students to drag her inside to  a comfort room where she claimed she was blindfolded and forced to drink muriatic acid until she became unconscious.

Liza was taken to the hospital for medical checkup.

DZT gathered from police sources that Liza was engaged in business with some partners who are her financiers in selling rice  and other commodities.

Last Friday, she  was scheduled to remit P200,000 to her financiers.

Some of the financiers have filed complaints with the police against Liza for not remitting her accounts.

In a statement sent through Facebook on Saturday, Yen Blanco-Delgado, ADZU Communications and Public Relations Officer, said  a female laboratory staff of ADZU was found semiconscious in one of the school’s comfort rooms.

Delgado said they were still waiting the full medical report.

“We do not yet have the full details of the event. We are working closely with the police on the investigation into the incident. We are still trying to establish if this involves a security breach. Part of the process is reviewing footages from the CCTV cameras we have around campus,” Delgado said..

“The school administration is on top of the situation. Now, as always, we take all measures necessary to ensure the safety of our students, employees, and guests,” she added. — Dan Toribio