Boniel’s 6 co­horts face raps

Sun.Star Cebu - - NEWS PLUS - GMD

The Of­fice of the Bo­hol Pro­vin­cial Pros­e­cu­tor has in­dicted six peo­ple who al­legedly con­spired with Bo­hol Pro­vin­cial Board Mem­ber Niño Rey Boniel in ab­duct­ing and de­tain­ing the close friend of his wife on the night that he re­port­edly snatched and shot dead Bien Unido Mayor Gisela Boniel.

Pros­e­cu­tor Aida Di­gaum-Lang­ca­mon found ev­i­dence to charge the re­spon­dents with kid­nap­ping and se­ri­ous il­le­gal de­ten­tion be­fore the Re­gional Trial Court.

“The spon­tane­ity of the ac­tions of the re­spon­dents given the very ex­tra­or­di­nary sit­u­a­tion and without them of­fer­ing ex­pla­na­tion can­not just be taken lightly,” reads Lang­ca­mon’s 14-page res­o­lu­tion.

The re­spon­dents are Allan de­los Reyes Jr., Wil­fredo Hoy­lar Jr., Lobo Boniel, Ran­del Lu­pas, Resti­tuto Magon­cia Jr. and Ri­olito “Etad” Boniel.

Lang­ca­mon said the re­spon­dents “re­acted pas­sively to the ex­tremely un­usual sit­u­a­tion.”

“It was clearly shown that re­spon­dents read­ily and will­ingly re­sponded to the com­mands and di­rec­tive with no ques­tion at all,” said Lang­ca­mon, in rul­ing that the ac­cused con­spired with Niño.

Lang­ca­mon dis­missed for lack of ev­i­dence the com­plaint against Brian Sayson and Wil­son Hoy­lar.

The case against the ac­cused stemmed from the kid­nap­ping and se­ri­ous il­le­gal de­ten­tion charges filed against Niño by An­gela Ga­ma­linda-Leyson, Gisela’s best friend, and Leyson’s 17-year-old son.

Lang­ca­mon in­dicted Niño for kid­nap­ping and se­ri­ous il­le­gal de­ten­tion.

Leyson charged Niño af­ter he al­legedly de­tained her and her 17-year-old son in the Bien Unido Dou­ble Bar­rier Reef Dive Camp last June 7.

Gisela was al­legedly shot dead by her hus­band, Niño, on June 7. Her body was al­legedly thrown off Caubian Is­land in Lapu-Lapu City.

Niño was charged with par­ri­cide, il­le­gal de­ten­tion, and kid­nap­ping. /

SUN­STAR FOTO / ALAN TANGCAWAN

VISIT. Mikay Ben­dong (in white), sis­ter of Mayor Gisela Boniel, talks with PNP Chief Ron­ald dela Rosa (sec­ond from left) dur­ing the lat­ter’s visit at PRO 7. She hopes that jus­tice for her sis­ter’s death will be served.

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