NBI probes Orate's death

March 8, 2012 10:52 am 

MANILA, March 7 – The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is now investigating the policemen from the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) who responded in a shooting incident in the residence of former Quezon City Rep. Nanette Castelo-Daza which resulted in the death of her former live-in partner, Noel Orate, Sr.

The NBI, which is the Philippines' premier investigating body, is an attached agency of the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Investigators from the Death Investigation Division (DID) of the NBI on Wednesday placed under interrogation Supt. Ronnie Montejo, chief of the QCPD Station 6; Sr. Inspector Gloriano Manalo and PO2 Wenzel Nojor, from the QCPD Station 9; and SPO2 Joselito Gagaza, of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (CIDU).

According to DID Chief Atty. Romulo Asis, the statements of the said policemen will be a big help to shed light on what really transpired when Orate was killed.

Earlier, a son of Orate, Sr. asked the DOJ to investigate the case to give justice to the death of the victim.

According to Noel Orate, Jr., they are not convinced that only homicide charges was filed against the suspect, Bulacan provincial board member Romeo Allan Robes.

The family of the victim said that murder charges should have been filed against Robes, so much so that based on the findings of the medico-legal experts, the victim was shot at close range. (PNA)

/ RSV/PTR

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