Court clears FlipTop rapper Loonie, 3 others of drug charge

A Makati court has junked the drug case against FlipTop rapper Loonie whose real name is Marlon Perroramas and three others after it found that required witnesses were not present during the buy-bust operation in September 2019.

The Makati Regional Trial Court 64 granted Perroramas’ demurrer to evidence and junked the illegal drug trading case filed against him, his sister Idyll Liza, and two of their staff.

A demurrer to evidence is a legal challenge to the sufficiency of prosecution evidence that paves the way for the dismissal of the case halfway through the trial.

In a statement on his Facebook page, Peroramas said he and his sister “are now consulting with their lawyers of an option to file counter charges against individuals who planted [evidence] during the supposed buy-bust operation.”

Judge Gina Bibat-Palamos, in a ruling dated June 22, held that the chain of custody rule in the case was not followed.

Source: https://www.philstar.com/nation/2021/06/23/2107594/court-clears-fliptop-rapper-loonie-3-others-drug-charge

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