THE suspects in the shooting of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo Degamo stayed in a place provided by Negros Oriental Third District Rep. Arnolfo Teves Jr. prior to the attack, Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla said on Tuesday.
“It was a place controlled by the Teves family where these armed men were staying,” Remulla said, referring to the house that was raided by authorities last Sunday in Negros Oriental.
“They were given jobs. They were already being asked to do things for the Teves kin. When you use a place that definitely belongs to somebody who is being pinpointed as the mastermind that is definitely a link,” he added Raids conducted by authorities on Sunday, March 26, in Bayawan City and Negros Oriental yielded assorted firearms and explosives, pictures of the slain governor, a sketch plan and a picture of a building believed to have been used in the planning of the murder.
The search conducted at the place of Nigel Lagunay Electona at Amparos Village, Gravador Residence in Barangay Villareal in Negros Oriental likewise resulted in the seizure of firearms, ammunition, explosives, pictures of Degamo and his family, maps, and pictures of the gate of the residence of the governor.
Electona is the chief security officer at the sugar mill owned by former governor Pryde Teves.
Remulla said Rep. Teves can now be considered a fugitive even if he has yet to be charged in the killing of Degamo.
“If you are suspected to have committed a crime, you are already considered a fugitive if you do not show up. Actions speak louder than words here,” he said.
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