Criminal raps filed vs 18 cops in May 10 Cavite shooting incident

June 2, 2010 8:26 pm 

MANILA, June 2 – Criminal charges were formally filed on Wednesday before the Department of Justice (DOJ) against 18 Cavite policemen in connection with the shooting incident in Bacoor, Cavite during the May 10 automated elections that resulted in the death of a retired police officer and a navy officer.

Named respondents were Cavite Provincial Police director Sr. Supt. Primitivo Tabujara Jr., Supt. Ramil Montilla, Chief Insp. Christopher Olazo, Senior Police Officer 1 (SPO1) Ricardo Poblete, SPO1 Janelito Dinglasan, Police Officer 2 (PO2) Wilfredo Casalme, SPO4 Jimmy Narag, SPO2 Ariel Panganiban, PO3 Domingo Garcia, PO3 Salvador Cesma, PO2 Bobby Zamora, PO2 Renato Bayot, PO1 Rafael Rodriguez, PO2 Alvin Sinko, SPO1 Rodolfo Arboleda, PO3 Ronan Musni, PO2 Bienvenido Rosas and PO2 Richard Fermil.

Charges for double murder, frustrated murder, incriminatory machinations, arbitrary detention, robbery, slight physical injuries and maltreatment of prisoners were filed by the families of the victims and former Cavite Rep. Plaridel Abaya.

Killed in the incident were retired police Sr. Supt. Arnulfo Obillos and Navy Petty Officer 2 (PO2) Juanito Paraiso. Seriously wounded was Neil Obillos, son of the slain Obillos.

Obillos and Paraiso were close-in security of former Cavite Rep. Abaya.

The incident took place on May 10, 2010 in front of the Bacoor Police Municipal Police Station on Aguinaldo Highway, Barangay Talaba, Bacoor, Cavite.

According to lawyer Reynaldo Robles, legal counsel of the victims, they used as basis in filing the criminal complaint the result of the investigation conducted by the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) and the Internal Affairs Service of the Cavite PNP which would show that no shootout took place contrary to the claims of the respondents.

Based on the medico-legal report of the Nationbal Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Col. Obillos was shot in the face and head from a distance of two feet, while Paraiso sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Both victims were negative of gunpowder nitrates.

The Cavite police provincial director was included in the criminal complaint for his alleged participation in the cover-up of the incident, tampering of the evidence gathered from the scene of the crime, illegal detention of innocent individuals and maltreatment committed against them. (PNA)



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