By NITZ ARANCON
PROSECUTORS have yet to decide whether or not to elevate the frustrated murder case filed by Supt. Michael John Deloso against two of his subordinates in Camp Alagar in connection with his ambush near the capitol nearly three months ago.
In December last year, Deloso, the deputy chief of Camp Alagar’s Regional Police Strategic Management Unit, filed the complaint against PO1 Ian Quitoriano and PO3 Elmer Arabe before the local prosecutor’s office, a month after he survived a broad daylight gun attack at the corner of A. Luna St. and a road leading to the capitol.
In his complaint, Deloso accused Quitoriano and Arabe of being the gunmen responsible for his Nov. 20 morning ambush while he was driving his van near the capitol.
Camp Alagar spokesman Supt. Surki Sereñas said Camp Alagar was unaware of the status of the case.
“Korte ra ug mga concerned individuals ang nasayod,” Sereñas said.
The case however hasn’t reached the court. Regional state prosecutor Merlyn Uy said the City Prosecutor’s Office have yet to decide whether or not the case against Quitoriano and Arabe should be filed in court.
Uy said Quitoriano and Arabe have already submitted their counter-affidavits and prosecutors were not yet done with their preliminary investigation.
The case is being handled by a three-person prosecution panel created in January by city prosecutor Charisse Bito-on.
Supposedly, the panel should conclude the investigation in 60 days but Uy said this could be extended to 90 days.
“Kon wala nay daghang issues to be resolved during the preliminary investigation, most probably, the resolution of the case will come out [within] the 60-day period, whether the case will be dismissed or i-file sa court. But if daghang issues, basin mo-abot ang investigation sa 90 days,” Uy said.