Illegal drugs among angles behind activist’s killing

THE police are looking at various angles in the killing of an activist in Lapu-Lapu City last Wednesday afternoon while he was riding a jeep.

Family conflict and personal grudge are also the angles the police are considering in the killing of businessman Ferdinand Kintanar in Sitio Saac, Barangay Buaya, Lapu-Lapu City last Wednesday evening while he was in the terrace of his house.

Supt. Elaveo Marquez of the Investigative and Detective Management Branch (IDMB) of the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LLCPO) said the killing of Butch Rosales at past 1 p.m. last Wednesday may have something to do with illegal drugs, his being a member of a cause-oriented group or a personal grudge.

Marquez said they are also verifying if Rosales was facing criminal charges, and his involvement in Rise Up, a group that is against extra-judicial killings.

Marquez said Rosales’ killing was well-planned.

Rosales’ uncle, Punta Engaño Barangay Councilor Lito Pagobo, said he could only think of the victim’s involvement in Rise UP and his being an activist as having to do with his death. The victim’s family didn’t see any need for the body to be autopsied.

In Kintanar’s case, Marquez said that the victim’s wife told police that her husband was not in good terms with his family.

The police is also looking at business as another motive in the attack. Kintanar was a softdrink distributor in the area.

Kintanar was hit several times in the body that caused his death.

Marquez said that Kintanar still managed to close the door of the house when he was attacked to protect his children who were inside studying.

The assailants left on board a motorcycle. (JPP, MA. USJ-R INTERNS DEVORAH TANEO, REYNA MAE FATIMA LOPEZ)

Source: Local News

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