Mastermind in strafing known

BEFORE he died, Arjun Bacus managed to tell the police who allegedly ordered him and another detainee to strafe the Talisay City Jail twice this year.

Supt. Jason Villamater, Talisay City police chief, told reporters yesterday that after they were arrested last month, Bacus and his companion, Troy Briones, told police who their mastermind was, the one who ordered the strafing incidents on the jail this year.

Bacus and Briones were arrested last month after they were caught opening fire at the Talisay City Jail.

Following their arrest, Bacus and Briones executed a sworn affidavit identifying their boss.

But Villamater refused to divulge the name of the mastermind.

Bacus, 21, was waiting outside of the Talisay City Jail following a local court’s order to release him when two men on a motorcycle shot and killed him just outside the facility.

Bacus was able to run at least 30 meters away from the jail but the two assailants cornered and killed him in a grassy field.

Villamater admitted that while Bacus’ death may have set back their case against the alleged mastermind, they still have Briones who can help them.

Briones is still detained at the Talisay City Jail as of yesterday.

In a separate interview, Supt. Gil Inopia, Talisay City Jail warden, said that like Bacus, Briones was also set to post bail for his attempted murder charge.

But Briones decided to stay at the jail even though he can post bail. (JKV)
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