NBI presents case vs. 2 cops in La Union vice mayor’s death

MANILA The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Monday presented its case before prosecutors on the killing of Baloan, La Union Vice Mayor Al-fred Concepcion who was ambushed last November 18.

The victim's daughter, municipal Mayor Aleli Concepcion, who was also among those ambushed, said family and friends have raised PHP10-million reward for information leading to those behind the attack.

The NBI attended the first preliminary investigation on the case before the Department of Justice against two suspects, M/Sgt. (SPO1) Dario Cahigas of the Intelligence Division of the La Union Provincial Police Office and Senior M/Sgt. (SPO2) Arnold Calzado of the PNP Regional Office 1 (PRO-1).

Among the pieces of evidence gathered by the NBI-Ilocos Regional Office under lawyere Angelito Magno were DNA examination, security camera footage, and headgears.

"I call on the other perpetrators there are many of you still out there. You remain unnamed today and think that you are currently enjoying protection from those who gave you your orders I assure you, you no longer serve their interests today," Mayor Concepcion said during a press briefing.

The victims were in a vehicle convoy traveling along the Balaoan-Luna Road on their way to the municipal hall when they were ambushed by attackers on board a gray Toyota Innova and Toyota Rav4.

The getaway vehicles, the NBI said, were owned by a private corporation and was reported to be stolen.

Likewise killed during the incident was the vice-mayor's aide, Mike Ulep. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency