Bohol hasn’t seen the last of suspended police Supt. Maria Cristina Nobleza and her alleged bomb expert husband Renierlo Dongon.
After their arraignment before a court in Tubigon on Tuesday, Nobleza and Dongon who are currently detained at Camp Crame in Quezon City are expected to return to Bohol a few more times.
According to Supt. George Vale, chief of the Bohol police Community Relations Branch, the hearing on the couple’s cases will be conducted in the province.
A schedule for Nobleza and Dongon’s travels to Bohol have not been made known but Vale noted that more cases which will also be heard in the province are set to be filed by the police against the couple.
Dongon and Nobleza are expected to be charged with illegal possession of firearms and ammunitions, said Vale.
The suspects were allegedly caught with illegal firearms when they were arrested at a military checkpoint in Barangay Bacani, Clarin on April 22.
Complaints for the alleged seizure of illegal bomb parts from the couple’s rented apartment in Barangay Looc, Panglao two days after their arrest are also set to be filed against them, Vale added.
Earlier, both suspects were charged with obstruction of justice.
Meanwhile, The Vale admitted that setting up security for the “high-risk” detainees when they are in Bohol takes time and effort.
Several Bohol residents through the Chronicle’s and station DYRD’s Facebook pages have raised concerns on security against the couple’s presence in the province.
The police official pointed out that police expenses for the frequent transportation of the couple would also be lessened should the suspects request for their cases to be heard at a Metro Manila court.
However, the decision to transfer the legal proceedings’ venue would be decided by the court.
On Tuesday, Vale and a female Presidential Security Group member escorted Nobleza and Dongon as they arrived in Tagbilaran City until they were flown back to Metro Manila on the same day.
The arraignment of the couple’s cases in Tubigon was generally peaceful and no threats were reported, said the police. (Allen Doydora)