By NITZ ARANCON
THE Criminal Investigation and Detection Group yesterday pressed charges against architect Rey Galua for illegal arms, ammunition and explosives possession.
But the suspect, who is also seen by the police as a “person of interest” in the investigation into the Dec. 2, 2017 killing of University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines president Ricardo Rotoras, was not presented by the CIDG to prosecutors.
The architect did not spend his first night in a CIDG detention cell. He was supposedly hospitalized.
Galua was arrested on Tuesday morning in his home in uptown Cagayan de Oro during a raid jointly carried out by the CIDG, Camp Alagar, Cagayan de Oro City Police Office, and the Highway Patrol Group.
The CIDG, through PO1 Glenmar Comilang, submitted to the City Prosecutor’s Office information for violation of RA10591 and RA 9516 against Galua at around 3:45 pm.
Comilang said the CIDG failed to bring Galua to the prosecutor’s office because he was admitted to the Polymedic Plaza allegedly because a heart ailment.
Comilang said Galua complained of chest pains while he was being held at the CIDG headquarters in Camp Evangelista.
He said the architect was rushed to a nearby Army hospital where a military physician advised that the architect be brought to a private hospital.
Comilang said Galua’s hospital room is being guarded by the CIDG.
At the prosecutor’s office, Galua’s lawyer Arturo Ubaub sought a preliminary investigation into the complaint for illegal firearms, ammunition and explosives possession against the architect.
Ubaub was given 10 days from yesterday to submit a counter-afidavit.