OZAMIZ City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog, his wife Susan and and 10 others were killed in a joint raid conducted by operatives of the Misamis Occidental Provincial Police Office and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in their residence in San Roque Lawis in Ozamiz 2:30 a.m. today.
Northern Mindanao police director Timoteo Pacleb confirmed the death of Parojinog and the arrest of his daughter, Vice Mayor- Nova Princess Echaves.
Authorities served six search warrants issued by a court against the two officials.
“Kaya madaling araw natin sinerve ay hindi natin pinapaalam sa mga target para ma-serve ng maayos sa kanila ang search warrant,” Pacleb said in a radio interview.
The vice mayor is now under the custody of the Ozamiz City police.
A policeman, who was wounded in the operation, is now out of danger.
Also included in the search warrants were Reynaldo Parojinog Jr. and Board Member Ricardo Parojinog in relation to illegal drugs.
According to Pacleb, the operatives were met with a volley of fire, prompting them to retaliate.
The Scene of the Crime Operatives personnel are now conducting seizure and inventory of illegal items such as firearms and suspected shabu that were allegedly found in the suspects’ residence and farm. (PNA)