Murder raps await Abra blast suspect

POLICE will soon file a double murder case against the suspect in the grenade blast that killed two police officers in La Paz town, Abra last January.

Chief Superintendent Edward Carranza, regional director of the Police Regional Office – Cordillera, remained mum on the identity of the suspect who is at large.

"We are about to file a case anytime this week after speaking with our deputy director for operations, and the reason why we held it in abeyance is because we are trying to corroborate the statement of the witness in the incident," Carranza said.

The grenade blast occurred early morning of January 25, 2018, while residents were gathered at the town plaza to witness the fireworks display.

Killed in the explosion PO3 Carlos Baccali Bocaig, a Mamasapano clash survivor, and PO2 Frenzel Buneng Kitoyan, both of the Abra Provincial Police Office.

At least 25 individuals, including Abra Representative Joseph Santo Niño Bernos and wife La Paz Mayor Menchie were injured.

Bernos earlier offered a P1-million reward for information on the perpetrators of the crime.
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