A P1-MILLION reward will be given to those who can identify or point the whereabouts of the gunmen, responsible for the death of former Vice Mayor Roland Romero, Ozamiz City mayor told reporters over the weekend.
Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr. said Romero was gunned down in broad daylight last Thursday, November 17, by four unidentified men on board two motorcycles as he walked out a pawnshop after a cash withdrawal transaction.
He died on the spot from numerous gunshot wounds including one on his head.
Parojinog said the City Council has issued a resolution condemning Romero’s killing. The council also appealed to the National Bureau of Investigation to conduct a thorough investigation of his death.
The reward money, Parojinog said, will hasten in finding the perpetrators and help law enforcers establish the motive since many speculations surfaced that politics may have been the reason behind Romero’s death.
The mayor said although he and Romero were political opponents in the 2013 local elections, no personal grudges were involved.
He added he does not believe in resorting to violence against his political opponents as he is not a violent person.
A policeman at the Ozamiz City Police Office, who requested anonymity since he was not authorized to give out statement to media representatives, said no one has yet come forward, but the bounty that Parojinog has offered will definitely help in solving the killing.
“We are hoping someone will visit us and secretly give information,” said the police officer.