The camp of Marawi City Vice Mayor Salic has denied his involvement in the illegal drugs trade even after being named in the narco-list of President Rodrigo Duterte.
“Kinausap ko sya at sabi niya wala naman talaga sya kinalaman dyan,” said his legal counsel, lawyer Mohammad Nabil Mutia
Salic and Mutia were at the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday (March 15) over the rebellion case against the vice mayor.
On the other hand, the lawyer admitted it is difficult to refute the drug allegations without knowing the basis.
“Mahirap sumagot sa accusation na hindi pa namin nakikita yung basis nila, kung bakit nila isinama si vice mayor,” said Mutia.
Despite the drug allegations, the lawyer expressed confidence that Salic will eventually be exonerated.
“May tiwala kami sa mahal naming Pangulo na sooner or later maki-clear rin ni vice ang pangalan niya,” he said.