BY CRIS DIAZ
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: Three suspects, one of them confessed as the alleged trigger man, in the shooting to death of the director of a hospital here fall Friday morning in Balingoan, a coastal town of Misamis Oriental, 89 kilometers east of here.
Lt. Valiente Macarayo, the town police chief of Balingoan, identified the suspects as Jomar Adlaw 30, Maramag, Marjun Cabog, 39, of Don Carlos, Joel Nacua, 37, farmer, of Lingayon, Valencia City, all of the province of Bukidnon.
Macarayo said that the fourth suspect identified as Rene Dortosa of Balingoan, allegedly a former military man, is now the subject of police manhunt.
According to Macarayo, Dortosa was the alleged middleman who hired the three suspects in consideration of P 150,000.
He said that the suspects were collared by a joint operatives from Cagayan de Oro City, the provincial command and elements of the municipal police station of Balingoan in less than 24 hours after the shooting incident Thursday morning.
Recovered from the suspects were two fully loaded .45 caliber pistols and a hand grenade, Macarayo said
One of the suspects identified as Joel Nacua confessed to police probers that he was the trigger man of Dr. Raul Winston Andutan, Medical Director, of Maria Reyna Xavier University Hospital here.
Nacua said that Rene Dortosa, the planner of the shooting, provided them the firearms used in the shooting to death of Andutan.
He narrated to the police that Dortosa told them that the target person was a killer and has another woman aside from the wife.
He said that Marjun Cabog drove the getaway motorcycle while Jomar Adlaw stayed in the safe house.
Nacua said that he shot Andutan at close range while he fired three more shots as they retreated to a safe house in Camaman-an.
He said that on Thursday afternoon he boarded a passenger bus to another safehouse in Balingoan while the three others Dortosa, Adlaw and Cabog left for Balingoan Thursday morning.
“I did not know that the subject was a doctor. I apologized to the family of doctor Andutan. I did it only for money,” Nacua said. -0-