Cagayan town vice mayor, 3 others charged with murder of trader
TUGUEGARAO CITY—Vice Mayor Matthew Nolasco of Gattaran town, Cagayan province, and three others were charged with murder in connection with the killing of a local businessman in December last year.
The Cagayan Provincial Prosecutor’s Office lodged the murder case before the Regional Trial Court in Aparri town on July 13. Details were released on Wednesday, July 20, to the media.
Nolasco and his alleged three cohorts were accused of killing on December 5 last year Jefferson Torricer, a 29-year-old trader inside a resto-bar at Barangay Magapit, in Lal-lo town, also in Cagayan.
Nolasco, who was a mayor at the time of the killing, allegedly shot Torricer. His cohorts reportedly manhandled the victim. No bail was recommended.
The vice mayor was not immediately available for comment. INQ
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