Editorial: Putting the case to rest-A A +A
Saturday, January 5, 2013
THE recent kidnapping incident in Cagayan de Oro has brought a positive view to the city’s police force. And why not? Authorities were able to identify and arrest at least three of the suspects in so short a time.
The alleged kidnapping incident occurred December 28. Four days after, three alleged suspects were arrested. And the remaining suspect voluntarily surrendered on January 3.
With the short span of time, the alleged kidnapping was solved, at least as far as the suspects are concerned. Kudos to the city’s law enforcement team.
But according to Mayor Vicente Emano, the kidnapping incident has not yet been solved because the victim himself has still not showed up to give his statement. Reports said the victim has gone out of the city while his family has never issued any statement about the whole incident.
Emano earlier said the kidnapping incident has tainted the city’s image. And it sure is, much more when the suspects admitted that the whole thing was actually planned. The more appropriate term they gave is “kidnap me.”
We are just hoping the victim and his family would finally come out, give their side of the issue and put closure to this controversial case.
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on January 06, 2013.