Sunday, October 17, 2021

3 angles eyed in ex-Talisay councilor’s slay

THE police are pursuing three angles in the killing of former Talisay City councilor Emilio “Emil” Go.

Superintendent Reyman Tolentin, information officer of the Police Regional Office-Central Visayas, said investigators are looking into the alleged involvement of Go in illegal activities and his past conflict with a police officer as possible motives behind the murder.

Go was killed outside his residence in Mansueto Village, Barangay Bulacao, Talisay City, on Wednesday night.

READ: Ex-Talisay City councilor shot dead

"There are reports involve siya sa illegal gambling. There are reports linking him to illegal drugs...Naa siyay nakaaway nga pulis. It could be personal grudge. So, we will validate and look into these facts," he said.

He assured that there are no vigilantes operating in Cebu.

Chief Superintendent Robert Quenery, the PRO-Central Visayas director, has instructed the investigators to dig deep into the case.

For his part, Tolentin asked the public to be patient with their investigations on the killings.

"We are buying time because we cannot solve cases overnight," he said.

Two incumbent public officials were killed in less than two months.

On March 14, incumbent San Fernando, Cebu Councilor Alexander Alicaway was shot dead by riding-in-tandem assassins.

Ronda, Cebu Vice Mayor Jonnah John Ungab was shot dead while he was driving his vehicle outside Qimonda Building-Cebu City Hall of Justice in Cebu City last February 19. He was with his wife Pearl, who was unharmed. (KAL/SunStar Cebu)

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