On the Senate hearing investigating the Death of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa, the team leader of the Philippine National Police – Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP – CIDG) admitted that he was the one who shot Espinosa.
When asked by Senator Ralph Rector during the Senate hearing, Chief Inspector Leo Laraga said “Ako po”.
Espinosa was shot-to-death and sustained four gunshot wounds.
According to Supt. Victor Ongkiko, chief of the Region 8 Internal Affairs Service, that two police officers arrived before dawn on Saturday as it was narrated by an inmate close to Espinosa’s cell, reported by GMA News.
“Si mayor nasa cell 1, ang nagsasalaysay yung nasa cell 2. Nakita niya na may pumasok na dalawang kapulisan at nung mapansin na bukas ang CCTV monitor sa taas ng building bumalik po ulit sa opisina at noong wala nang ilaw bumalik ang dalawa at diretsong pumasok sa cell 1 kung nasaan si Espinosa,” he said. “Pagpasok ng pulis narinig niya sabi ni Espinosa, ‘Sir, huwag ninyo akong planteran, wala akong baril’ at nagmamakaawa sabi ng inmate sa cell 2. Nagrequest pa daw si mayor na iihi at narinig na sinabing wag na. After a few seconds, biglang may pumutok,” he said.Meanwhile, PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa ordered to relieve the 24 police officers who are connected to the insident including Laraga.
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