By NITZ ARANCON
and JOEY P. NACALABAN
AN INMATE who was supposed to be released in two months made his ultimate escape by diving to his death.
Misamis Oriental Assistant Jail Warden Maricris Mulat identified the inmate as Rogie Reyes, a resident of Opol, Misamis Oriental.
Reyes, according to Mulat, was being escorted by two jail guards and a legal counsel to the Pdea office at around 3 pm.
But when they were already at the office, Mulat said, the jail officers were told by an in-charge that Reyes cannot be checked for lack of a request letter.
So the group left the office. But while they were walking downstairs, the victim who was in handcuffs, suddenly leaped from the second floor, head first.
Jail guards rushed him to the nearest hospital for treatment but unfortunately, the latter died a few hours later. He of a severe head injury.
Mulat said the jail management decided Reyes undergo a drug test after he acted differently while inside the said jail.
“Sigi lang siya hilum-hilum ug bisan amo nang giingnan nga makagawas na siya within two months murag wala lang sa iya, murag wala nalipay. Mao tong gipadala namo sa Pdea para mahibaw-an kung ga drugs ba siya,” Mulat said.
Reyes was convicted of murder and spent six years in the provincial jail. He was supposed to be released two months from now.
It was learned that the victim’s family are living in Bohol and that nobody cared to visit him in the six years he was incarcerated.