The Municipal Transit Authority of Guayaquil (ATM) initiated an internal investigation after the disclosure of a video in social networks in which a discussion is observed between a transit agent and the Director of Public Road Use of the Municipality of Guayaquil Efrén Baquerizo occurred 5 days ago.
According to the first inquiries, a transit agent would have recorded the facts and shared them on Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. It was also reported that agent E. Ramos, one of the protagonists of the incident, had been dismissed for imposing a fine of $ 112.50 to Baquerizo.
For Twitter and Facebook users, Baquerizo tried to take advantage of his status as a municipal official, an offense contemplated in the Criminal Integral Code (COIP) as a traffic of influences and if proven he will be punished with imprisonment of three to six years (Article 389). (I)