Suspects in Juico killing identified-A A +A
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Warrants of arrest for three suspected killers of 24-year-old Raffy “Bidu” Juico are now being prepared after being identified by informants.
Juico went missing on June 29 this year and his “chopped” body was found buried inside a grassy portion of the Muslim Community in Cutud recently.
The names of the suspects are being withheld pending the serving of the arrest warrants, Muslim Community head Salman Ampuan said.
Ampuan, together with Muslim Affairs Community chairman Tammy Pagumpatun and other officials, met Governor Lilia Pineda at the Capitol on Monday to clarify their position.
He said they and the victim’s kin had agreed to jointly solve the case of Juico.
“Kami po ang pinagbibintangan nila. Wala kaming kinalaman diyan. Ang suspetsa namin ay droga ang problema. Pero sabi namin tutulong kami sa paghanap ng hustisya para kay Juico and we will let the process take its course,” Ampuan said.
Governor Pineda said she is not in the position to meddle in the case as she respects Mayor Oscar Rodriguez who has jurisdiction over the incident.
“Nirerespeto ko si Mayor Oca na siyang may jurisdiction dito. Ang sa akin lang ay dapat matigil na ang ganito at mabigyan ng hustisya ang biktima. I am sure si Mayor Oca ay tutugunan ito. Pantay-pantay lamang tayo, Muslim man o Kristiyano at kami ay handang tumulong sa inyo,” said Pineda.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on July 17, 2012.