BJMP sacks Caloocan Jail warden after 6 inmates die, 33 others hurt in riot
MANILA, Philippines — Superintendent Neil Subibi, the Caloocan City Jail warden, was removed from his post after a riot that left six people dead and 33 others injured, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) spokesperson Xavier Solda reported on Tuesday.
“Anim na PDL (persons deprived of liberty) ang kumpirmadong nasawi sa insidente samantalang 33 naman ang nasugatan. Nakipagugnayan na ang pamunuan ng Caloocan City Jail sa pamilya ng mga nasawi,” Solda said in a statement.
(Six PDLs were killed in the incident while 33 others were injured. We are coordinating with the family of the deceased.)
Solda said Subibi will be replaced by Jail Supt. Lloyd Gonzaga this Tuesday afternoon.
The spokesperson said the Caloocan City Jail remains on heightened alert after the riot on Monday afternoon.
“Nananatiling naka-heightened alert ang Caloocan City Jail matapos ang nangyaring riot kahapon na nagsimula lamang sa pikunan ng dalawang PDL hanggang lumaki na ito at naging away na sa pagitan ng dalawang malaking grupo,” Solda said in a statement.
(Caloocan City Jail will remain under heightened alert after the riot yesterday which started when two PDLs lost their temper with each other, until it escalated and became a fight between two big groups.)
Solda said that the situation in the facility is quiet after the City Jail’s dialogue with the inmates.
The jail management also conducted inspections on the inmates’ personal possession to remove any contraband and more personnel are also deployed in the facility to ensure peace and order, according to Solda.
“Pansamantala din munang itinigil ang anumang aktibidad sa pasilidad habang isinasagawa ng BJMP ang malalimang imbestigasyon sa pangyayari,” Solda added.
(Any activities in the facility were temporarily suspended as BJMP conducts a deeper investigation in the incident.)
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