The Department of Justice (DoJ) is now conducting preliminary investigation into the possible involvement of two police officers in the murder of Balaoan, La Union Vice Mayor Alfred Concepcion last November.
According to National Bureau of Investigation Director Dante Gierran, SPO1 Dario Cahigas and SPO2 Arnold Calzado, are now facing a complaint for two counts of murder and multiple counts of attempted murder over the ambush of Concepcion and his daughter, Mayor Aleli Concepcion.
Mike Ulep, the vice mayor’s aide, was also killed in the incident while on their way to the municipal hall.
Gierran disclosed that government investigators have evidence that the respondent-lawmen and their unnamed accomplices were involved in the twin killings.
NBI lawyer Angelito Magno disclosed that several evidence have been gathered so far including a ball cap and mask, CCTV footage, DNA examination results, testimonies of witnesses, and hundreds of spent cartridges.
In yesterday’s press briefing, Aleli was present and claimed that their convoy were on their way to the municipal town when it was peppered with bullets for about two minutes.
“I register my disgust and revulsion over the involvement of police officers in the murder of my father. This is the highest of all treason,” she said.
She said there was a standing P10-million reward for persons who could provide information pointing to the other perpetrators and the masterminds of the crime.
She also urged the other suspects to surrender so that they could be “protected from the very same people who gave you the orders to kill.”