Thirty one days after the killing of a supporter of former Tubigon Mayor William Jao, a special task force has been formed to dig deeper into the alleged “politically motivated” murder.
Police Superintendent Ricky Deliles, Public Information Officer of the Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO) told DYRD Balita that the task force is eyeing politics as the prime motive of the killing of Amado Nitollama Jr.
Nitollama was shot and killed by an unknown assailant while asleep beside his wife in their nipa hut at past 2 in the morning, Saturday, March 19, 2016 in Barangay Macaas, Tubigon.
Alicia, the wife of the former barangay (village) councilor of Macaas,Tubigon and emcee of the Liberal Party (LP) rallies told police investigators that her husband arrived at past 1 in the morning from a rally in Pinayagan Sur.
About an hour later, a gunshot woke her from sleep and found her husband with blood oozing from his head that was the cause of his death.
The police task force will speed up the identification and apprehension of the suspect which up to this day has remained unidentified and at large.
Deliles called on those who have knowledge about the killing to assist the police in the early resolution of the murder case.
The killing resulted in the relief of Officer in Charge Police Senior Police Officer4 Fernando Peroramas and replaced by Police Chief Inspector Rully Lauron.
Jao, the LP mayoral bet pointed an accusing finger at Mayor Marlon Amila for harboring armed men as his bodyguards and intimidating his supporters during rallies.
Tubigon has been recommended by the BPPO to be placed under the COMELEC’s election watch list area after a bodyguard of Amila, a certain Joel Sabang was apprehended by police for possesion of a 45 caliber handgun and a 9mm Ingram submachine gun and ammunitions.
Also, Tubigon COMELEC Election Officer Ingemar Macarine recommended to higher COMELEC authorities the inclusion of Tubigon under the EWA. (Chito M. Visarra)