BY JOEL CALAMBA ESCOL, Managing Editor
BAYAWAN CITY, Negros Oriental – Two of the four suspects being investigated by government authorities has tagged a certain Congressman Teves as the alleged mastermind in the recent killing of Governor Roel Degamo and eight other people.
In an interview with reporters, the suspects named a certain “Marvin” as the alleged middleman who contacted them to execute the plan of killing the governor.
“Sabi sa amin isang drug lord ang target,” one of the suspects told reporters in an ambush interview. The suspects said they were initially paid P20,000 for their operating expenses, the report said.
But Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin “Boying” Remulla told reporters based on their initial findings, there were three to four people who allegedly planned to kill Governor Degamo.
Secretary Remulla said: “Conspiracy ‘yan, pero may mastermind ‘yan. Ang tingin namin, hanggang tatlo o apat ‘yan na nagkaisa at nagplano at kumuha na lang sila ng tao para sumapi. ‘Yan ang ating pinag-aaralan sa ngayon.”
Remulla said in order to execute their plan they have recruited people to join the conspiracy and they acted as the assassination team.
Although the DOJ did not reveal yet the identities of the alleged prominent people involved in the conspiracy while investigation is still ongoing. But the DOJ added that at the appropriate time they will also reveal the identities of those involved in a conspiracy.
Meanwhile, Congressman Arnulfo “Arnie” Teves, who was reportedly tagged by the two suspects, is currently on travel in the United States, for medical treatment, the MDNN learned. ###