ILIGAN CITY –- The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Northern Mindanao region released to the media the facial sketches of the two suspects who shot to death Fernando Solijon, a hard-hitting radio commentator of DXLS Love Radio, here on Thursday late evening.
NBI-Northern Mindanao director Ricardo Diaz told reporters in a press conference on Monday that the two witnesses of the slay of Solijon in Purok 1, Buru-un here gave the description of the two suspects to the police.
Diaz said, "That the two suspects had an instant dinner at a nearby store where they bought two cans of sardines before the incident happen. When the two noticed that Solijon went out of the house where the victim had a drinking spree with his media colleagues, the two immediately left the store."
In the autopsy conducted by NBI doctor, Solijon had eight gunshot wounds not 13 as reported by police. “We are still working some on the leads to identify the suspects," Diaz said.
"We are closely coordinating with other law enforcement agencies, the police and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to solve the crime. We cannot still establish the motive of the killing of Solijon while the suspects are not yet identified," Diaz said.
Based on the records at the Iligan City Police Headquarters, officer-in-charge Cristito Rey Gonzaludo said, “From January to August there were 35 persons shot dead in the city and these are considered heinous crimes.”