Board Member Niño Rey Boniel who has been accused of being the mastermind in the killing of his wife Gisela Boniel is now back in Bohol and has been transferred and detained at the Talibon District Jail.
The board member arrived at the port of Ubay at past 2:00 a.m. on Saturday on board the M/V J and N Carrier and was immediately taken to the Talibon Police Station.
He was accompanied by his lawyer Atty. Gerry Carillo, several relatives and at least 10 policemen in full battle gear led by Sr. Insp. Irvin Vellen, chief of the Central Visayas police Intelligence Operations Branch.
The vessel carrying Niño and his camp left Pier 3 in Cebu City at 9 p.m.
Also on board the boat were two other suspects linked to the crime, Restituto Magoncia and Wilfredo Hoylar who are now detained at the Talibon police lock-up jail.
Hoylar and Magoncia have been released from detention in Cebu and transferred to Bohol where their relatives can visit them, as ordered by Judge Sylva Aguirre-Paderanga of the RTC Branch 16 in Cebu.
Both are now awaiting the resolution of a petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed by their camp.
They have challenged the legality of their arrest as this was reportedly done without a warrant.
Niño was previously detained at the lock-up jail in the Fuente Osmeña Police Station since he was taken into police custody on June 7.
He was ordered transferred to the TDJ after charges for kidnapping and serious illegal detention were filed against him at a Talibon court on Wednesday, said one of the legislator’s lawyers.
Boniel has been accused of holding captive Angela Leyson, the best friend of his wife.
Judge Marivic Trabajo-Daray of the Regional Trial Court Branch (RTC) 52 in Talibon ordered the detention of Niño at the TDJ within 72 hours of the police’s receipt of the commitment order. (RT)