Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has ordered an investigation into the killing of an inmate on the New Bilibid Prison (NBP).
Aguirre has directed Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director General Benjamin Delos Santos to conduct a probe into the death of Efren Ventura who died Monday (July 10) throughout a stabbing incident contained in the NBP.
In his order, the Secretary instructed Delos Santos “to immediately submit to the undersigned, the Bureau of Corrections’ initial investigation report, including the actions taken by the Bureau after the incident.”
Apart from this, Aguirre additionally issued an order to National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Director Dante Gierran “to compose an Investigation Team to conduct a parallel fact-finding investigation on the stabbing incident.”
“Likewise, you are hereby directed to submit a periodic report of the investigation to the Office of the Secretary,” Aguirre additionally instructed Gierran.