Barangay captain nabbed over frustrated murder case

Published July 7, 2022, 10:00 AM

by Aaron Recuenco 

Police arrested an incumbent barangay captain in Batangas City for a case of frustrated murder four years ago.

Nabbed was Edmar Rieta, barangay captain of San Agapito in Isla Verde. He was arrested at around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 5, when the local police served an arrest warrant against him issued by the local court.

Police Col. Glicerio Cansilao, director of the Batangas Police Provincial Office, said the case stemmed from an incident on June 17, 2018 when Rieta was accused of firing his rifle on his victim.

“This is another proof that the PNP is really serious in implementing the law for the sake of justice and peace and order,” said Cansilao.

The 48-year old suspect, according to Cansilao, is now detained at the Batangas City Police Station.

 
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