BY CRIS DIAZ
CAMP ALAGAR, Cagayan de Oro City: Multiple murder charges were filed against five suspects in the killing of four victims, including two minors, in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental, the regional police command said Friday.
Brig. Gen. Benjamin Acorda, Jr., police regional director for Northern Mindanao, said that the charges were filed with the provincial prosecutors office in Misamis Oriental on Juky 12, 2022.
Acorda said that the five suspects were reportedly on-board a service utility vehicle (SUV) that happened to be the same vehicle sighted by witnesses at the place of the incident, which were also corroborated by other witnesses.
Acorda, who did not disclosed the identities of the suspect, assured the family of the victims to bring the perpetrators to justice.
“Our investigation will not stop here until the suspects will be placed behind bars so that justice will be served,” Acorda said
Four victims, including two minors, were gunned down in an outskirt in Villanueva on July 10, 2022 in what investigators believed to be drug related pullout.
The victims were identified as Noel Bado, 26, taxi driver, of Acmac Iligan, Joey Sumalpong Canoy 36, of Tawan-tawan, Initao, Misamis Oriental, (not a woman as reported earlier), Mark Rounin, 15 and his younger brother Miller Rounin 6, all minors, of Katipunan, Hinaplanon, Iligan City. -0-