‘Fear does not walk on donkeys,’ says Román Cepeda about protection from former Simas officials

“Fear does not walk on donkeys,” the mayor of Torreón, Román Alberto Cepeda, said this Saturday, regarding the possibility that former Simas officials are trying to protect themselves, he said that he has already asked the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor to speed up the investigations into the alleged irregularities of the past administration also pointed out that it is in the best interest to determine responsibilities in the shortest time possible.

It was within the framework of the most recent municipal security meeting that he assured that “what was appropriate was already done“In the same way, he assured that, despite the request to act legally against the alleged perpetrators and follow up on the information, it is not his intention to interfere in the process,”It is not our task or objective to persecute people, but it is important that citizens know what happened.

Likewise, he commented that not only the Municipal Water System was in poor condition, but also other addresses, “the complaints are already there, not only from Simas, but from other directorates and other officials, it is now up to another authority to follow up… this is a public issue and should be made public”.

From the beginning of his administration Román Alberto Cepeda has denounced inconsistencies, irregularities and serious omissions in the Simas Torreónwhich the mayor himself has related to the lack of water that prevails in the city.

Similarly, Lauro Villarreal, general manager of the unit, had reported that there are two complaints by Simas against those who are guilty of the embezzlement of about 30 million pesos during the year 2021, “We do not want to be judge and jury, we simply find property damage and we file complaints against whoever is responsible, the authorities will be in charge of carrying out the investigation”as Villarreal pointed out in previous months.

Weeks ago, the former general manager of Simas Torreón during the administration of Mayor Jorge Zermeño, Juan José Gómez, He denied having an amparo regarding the lawsuits that have been filedadded that in the transparency platform you can see the information on the state in which you left the dependency.

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