Suspect in murder of Zamboanga Sur broadcaster ID’d by cops
OZAMIZ CITY – Police have identified a suspect in the killing of Zamboanga del Sur broadcaster Elvis Ordaniza in his home in Pitogo town more than a month ago.
Supt. Glenn M. Dulawan, head of the Special Investigation Task Group Ordaniza, told the Philippine Daily Inquirer the suspect they identified matched the description of two witnesses.
Dulawan said the suspect was known to Ordaniza, hence, he could have easily located the victim in his home.
Ordaniza, a volunteer reporter for the Pagadian City-based radio dxWO Power 99 FM, was gunned down on Feb. 16 while preparing dinner amid a power blackout in the area.
Quoting some witnesses, Dulawan said that Ordaniza came out after he heard his name called. A few moments later, gunshots were heard.
A police report said that Ordaniza, a former communist rebel, had two bullet wounds in the chest and was shot with a cal. 45 handgun. Prior to the killing, Ordaniza had been reporting about the problem of illegal drugs and illegal gambling in Pitogo town.
But Dulawan said the likely motive of the killing was a personal tiff, and not related to Ordaniza’s work as a broadcaster. Dulawan did not elaborate about the motive when pressed to give details. SFM
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