If it was as much as him, Ozamiz City Police Chief Jovie Espenido stated Supt. Marvin Marcos and his Criminal Investigation and Detection Group Region Eight (CIDG-Eight) staff who killed Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa final November ought to have been saved out of the drive whereas their instances have been pending.
“Sa akin lang sana tapusin pagharap ng kaso may kaso siya (Marcos), may problem siya,” stated Espenido in an interview with ANC’s Karen Davila.
Marcos and his staff have been reinstated into the drive final month after the Department of Justice downgraded charges in opposition to them from homicide to murder. Marcos is now the pinnacle of CIDG Region 12 and could possibly be up for promotion.
Espenido was Albuera police chief who led the arrest of Espinosa. He was in a position toe extract a assertion from Espinosa on unlawful drug operations in his city earlier than he was killed inside the Baybay city sub-provincial jail.
“Hindi madali na maghawak ka ng kaso witness mo na yung tao papatayin pa,” stated Espenido.
Espenido believed that Espinosa was killed in chilly blood even when Marcos and his staff claimed the mayor fought again with a gun he was hiding inside his cell. Espenido was certain the mayor had no gun inside the jail which was the topic of a search warrant served to him inside the jail.
“Hindi ako bilib na totoong may sala si mayor, sa akin lang yan, pulis tayo eh,” stated Espenido.
“Sa ganoon na pangyayari (reinstatement of Marcos and team), wala na tayo magawa kasi nandoon na, pero akin sana hindi dapat,” he stated.
Espenido reckoned the President was fed data that the incident was not a rubout and he stood by them.
“I understand the President, divine intervention ang paglagay ng Presidente. Talagang mainspire na magtrabaho ng tama ang pulis,” he added.
Espenido has gone out of his method to stress that he caught Espinosa alive and that one other staff killed him inside his jail. He wished to separate the incident from the killing of Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog who was killed by his staff whereas resisting arrest at his dwelling.