THE Supreme Court has dismissed the petition of businessman Peter Go Lim seeking a temporary restraining order against Department of Justice (DOJ) resolutions dated March 19 and Aug. 27 ordering that he be investigated.
“…the Court resolves to dismiss the petition for failure to show any grave abuse of discretion in rendering the challenged order and resolution which, on the contrary, appear to be in accord with the facts and the applicable law and jurisprudence,” the resolution dated July 23 read.
The Department of Justice initially dismissed the complaint against Mr. Lim, for inconsistencies in evidence.
But the DOJ in August formally charged him with violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002 for “conspiracy to commit illegal drug trading.”
Makati City Regional Trial Court Branch 65 in August issued a warrant of arrest against Mr. Lim but he has yet to be nabbed.
On Sept.14, Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra disclosed that the government would give a reward worth P500,000 to anyone who will give information to the whereabouts of Mr. Lim, provided that it would lead to his arrest. — Vann Marlo M. Villegas