By NITZ ARANCON
THE Camp Alagar official who accused two of his subordinates of being responsible for his November 2018 ambush in downtown Cagayan de Oro has gone on leave yesterday.
Supt. Michael John Deloso, deputy chief of Camp Alagar’s Regional Police Strategic Management Unit, was supposed to be on duty yesterday but did not report to his office.
Instead, he asked for a 15-day medical leave of absence, said Camp Alagar spokesman Supt. Surki Sereñas.
The police officers Deloso accused of frustrated murder–SPO1 Ian Quitoriano and PO3 Elmer Arabe–have continued to report for work.
The complaint against Quitoriano and Arabe has yet to be resolved by the City Prosecutor’s Office that started looking into Deloso’s accusations in January. The respondents have already submitted their counter-affidavits.
This is the second time for Deloso to take a leave of absence since he survived a broad daylight gun attack near the capitol on Nov. 20, 2018.
Sereñas said Deloso was supposed to report for work yesterday but instead submitted an application for a leave of absence to the office of police regional director Chief Supt. Timoteo Pacleb.
Pacleb however has yet to approve Deloso’s application to take a leave.
“He can avail all the leave accorded to government employees duly authorized by the Civil Service Commission and law. Whatever he is entitled will be given to him,” said Sereñas.