The Cavite Police filed on Thursday, September 13, a charge for murder and frustrated murder against Trece Martires Mayor Melandres De Sagun and 4 others over the assassination last July of the city’s vice mayor Alex Lubigan.
Aside from De Sagun, also named in the complaint were Luis Vasquez Abad Jr., Ariel Fletchetro Paiton, Lawrence “Umbe” Arca and Rhonel Bersamina. The Cavite Police conveyed its complaint to the Prosecutor General on Thursday, attaching the testimony of Romeo Edrinal, Lubigan’s security aide who survived the shooting.
Lubigan’s Toyota Hilux was shot by attackers on board a black Mitsubishi Montero in front of a hospital on Indang Road, Barangay Luciano in Trece Martires.
Politics was seen as the motive by the Cavite police when they began investigating the case. According to the Cavite police, Lubigan had mentioned to some people of his plans to run for mayor in 2019 a mere days before the crime. (Lian Buan)
News source: Rappler.com, Rambo Talabong
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