Aguirre orders NBI probe of killing of Davao Oriental prosecutor | Inquirer News

Aguirre orders NBI probe of killing of Davao Oriental prosecutor

/ 06:32 PM November 01, 2016

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to conduct an investigation into the death last week of Mati City, Davao Oriental, prosecutor Rolando Acido.

In a statement on Tuesday, Aguirre condemned the killing of Acido, who continued to serve the government as chief prosecutor of Mati City despite being half-paralyzed after a stroke.

“An act of senseless violence that we will not tolerate,” Aguirre said.


“I have already ordered the NBI  to investigate  this condemnable act. The Department of Justice extends our condolences to his family and relatives. We will not stop until justice is served,” he added.


Acido was shot dead by an unidentified gunman outside the Mati City Hall of Justice on Oct. 26.

Last week, Prosecutor General Claro Arellano said the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) should conduct a parallel investigation surrounding the circumstances of Acido’s death./rga

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