After charges had been filed in opposition to Ozamis City Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog-Echaves and her brother, Reynaldo Paronig Jr., a judge who was assigned to their cases has refused to take them due to his retirement.
“On the bottom of obligatory retirement from public service of the Presiding Judge of this court docket this month—August 2017, having no extra time to hear or strive the cases or motions in connection thereof which require or want fast motion in addition to for purpose of delecadeza so as to preclude doubt or suspicion from each events involved
…the undersigned hereby inhibits from dealing with the identical,” learn the order of Judge Salome Dungog of Ozamis City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 35.
Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors filed final August four charges earlier than the RTC in opposition to the siblings following the July 30 police operation in opposition to their household which resulted within the deaths 15 individuals together with their dad and mom, Ozamis City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr. and spouse Susan.
Princess was charged with unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition in addition to possession of harmful medicine.
While, Reynaldo received indicted for 3 counts of unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition, possession of unlawful medicine, and unlawful possession of explosives.
President Rodrigo Duterte had beforehand recognized the Parojinogs among the many narcopoliticians within the nation.