Po­lice­man shot dead in­side his parked car in Minglanilla

Cebu Daily News - - NEWS - By Ben­jie Tal­isic COR­RE­SPON­DENT

Ques­tions as to why slain po­lice­man,PO2Romeo Bo­laño was i n Cebu when he is as­signed at the hold­ing unit in Camp Crame have sur­faced in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the am­bush-slay.

Cebu Provin­cial Po­lice Di­rec­tor, Se­nior Supt. Alan Okubo has or­dered the Minglanilla po­lice to in­ten­sify their in­ves­ti­gat i o n o f t h e c i rc u mstances of Bo­laño's death.

Bo­laño was in­side his car parked out­side a pawn­shop in Barangay Li­pata, Minglanilla last Tues­day af­ter­noon with a cer­tain Clif­ford Zamora when uniden­ti­fied as­sailants on board a Mit­subishi Pa­jero sud­denly stopped at the driver’s side and fired at him.

Okubo or­dered the Minglanilla po­lice to se­cure the CCTV footage from cam­eras in the area.

The provin­cial di­rec­tor said they re­ceived a re­port that Bo­laño was al­legedly on the list of self­con­fessed drug lord Franz Sa­balones as one of his pro­tec­tors and this is now be­ing ver­i­fied. Okubo also said they are also look­ing into a pos­si­ble link with SPO2 Mari- cor Ali­ganga.

Ali­ganga, who is as­signed with the Naga Po­lice, was re­lieved and is now un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion. The po­lice want to know why she was in the area where Bo­laño was killed . They are also look­ing into the name of the per­son who sent them money through the pawn­shop, whether the money was the fruit of il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties.

Ac­cord­ing to Okubo, Bo­laño was as­signed at the PRO2 in the Cordillera Re­gion in Septem­ber, 2016. The next month, he was trans­ferred to Camp Crame.

“He had cases that is why he was in­ves­ti­gated by the in­ter­nal af­fairs. That is why there is a res­o­lu­tion rec­om­mend­ing his de­mo­tion but I don’t know if that case is re­lated to drugs” Okubo added.

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