THE family of Ronda, Cebu Vice Mayor and lawyer Jonnah John Ungab on Tuesday morning, February 20, cried for justice, demanding for a fast resolution of the case.
This, as the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) 7 announced it is conducting a parallel investigation on the ambush.
The police-led Task Force Ungab, on the other hand, said it is now at 50 percent complete in its investigation.
“We are very angry that it has happened and at the same time we are very sad. Angry in a sense we were deprived of a family member in the most gruesome way. Wala gyod mi magdahom ba nga mahitabo gani ni namo (We never thought this would happen to us),” said law student John Majed Ungab, the vice mayor’s nephew.
He said Jonnah John never had direct involvement in drug trafficking, adding his uncle was just defending his client, Eastern Visayas “drug lord” Kerwin Espinosa.
The lawyer even hosted a fun run in Ronda town against illegal drugs last year.
John Majed said their close-knit family was shocked by the murder.
“We are trying to hold ourselves together. We are trying to be each other’s support system, especially for the wife and the kids (of Ungab), my mother and my dad,” he said.
The family requested the NBI 7 to help the police in solving the ambush-slay, which happened outside the Quimonda Building-Cebu City Hall of Justice last Monday.
A team of NBI agents visited the wake in a chapel of St. Peter’s Funeral Homes on Imus Road in Cebu City past 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 20.