Boniel’s 6 cohorts face raps
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. /
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.