Police welcomes NBI help on bizman slain-A A +A
Saturday, October 27, 2012
THE Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) welcomed the help of National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in the city to determine the involvement of Raymond Longno in killing the owner of Eastview Hotel, a BCPO official said.
BCPO spokesperson Santiago Rapiz on Friday said they welcomed the help of NBI to determine whether or not Longno, 37, of Camia-Marapara Streets, Barangay Villamonte, was the one who killed lawyer Johnny Chua, 63, owner of the said hotel, and a resident of Margarita Street, Capitol Ville Subdivision, Barangay Villamonte.
Longno was tagged as the suspect in the killing of Chua after he was positively identified by Brent Andrew, Chua’s son, who was driving their Isuzu Alterra vehicle during the incident.
Rapiz said Longno was also identified by some of the witnesses who were in the area when the businessman was killed.
A day after the killing of Chua, Longno was also killed by two unidentified gunmen at Malaspina Street, Barangay Villamonte.
Rapiz said though the family of Longno already sought the help of NBI, they will also continue their investigation.
NBI-Bacolod head Ferdinand Lavin said they will only assist the family of Longno with their questions about his involvement in the killing of Chua, and not to contradict the findings of BCPO.
He said they are also willing to assist the family of Chua if they will seek their help in the investigation of his killing.
Rapiz said they still considered Longno as the primary suspect in the killing of Chua, based on the statements of the witnesses who saw him in the area during the incident. (Merlinda A. Pedrosa)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on October 27, 2012.