Trece Martires mayor implicated in vice mayor’s murder

Published September 13, 2018, 5:22 PM

by AJ Siytangco

By Jeffrey Damicog

A criminal complaint has been filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) against Trece Martires City Mayor Melandres de Sagun over his alleged involvement in the killing of Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan and his driver last July.

The Cavite Police Provincial Office (PPO) filed the complaint on Thursday against De Sagun and four other respondents.

Gemma Lubigan (center) wife of Trece Martires City, Cavite Vice Mayor Alexander Lubigan accompanied by the lone witness (at right wearing a white t-shirt), and Annabel Guillemer arrive at the Department of Justice in Manila to file two counts of murder and  frustrated murder against  Trece Martires Mayor Melandres De Sagun Thursday.  (ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN)
Gemma Lubigan (center) wife of Trece Martires Vice Mayor Alexander Lubigan accompanied by the lone witness (wearing white t-shirt), and Annabel Guillemer arrive at the Department of Justice in Manila to file two counts of murder and frustrated murder against Trece Martires Mayor Melandres De Sagun Thursday.
(ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN)

Senior Superintendent William Segun, PPO director, was at the filing accompanied by Lubigan’s wife Gemma.

Under the complaint, De Sagun and his co-respondents are accused of murder and frustrated murder over the ambush of Lubigan which also took place in Trece Martires City.

The other respondents were identified as Maragondon Municipal Councilor Lawrence “Umbe” Arca, Luis Vasquez Abad Jr., Ariel Fletchetro Paiton, and Rhonel Bersamina.

Lubigan was aboard his black Toyota Hi-Lux when he was ambushed on the afternoon of July 7 in front of the Korean-Philippines Friendship Hospital.

Aside from Lubigan, his driver Romulo Guillemer died in the ambush.

Also hurt from the incident is Lubigan’s security aide Romeo Edrinal.

 
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