Cops nab alleged gunman in killing of Nueva Ecija priest
Authorities have arrested the alleged gunman in the killing of Nueva Ecija priest, Fr. Richmond Nilo, police said Monday.
Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said aside from suspect Omar Mallari, an alleged “self-confessed” gunman, another suspect was arrested and two more surrendered.
Police Director Roel Obusan, chief of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), said Mallari “confessed” on the incident after he was nabbed for robbery with homicide.
“Noong siya ay nahuli sa robbery with homicide, kasama na siyempre ‘yung sa investigation ‘yung death ni Fr. Nilo, at dito na siya nag-self confess on the incident,” he said in a press conference in Camp Crame headquarters.
The suspects pointed to Manuel Torres, who allegedly hired them to kill the priest for P100,000.
Torres, who was also nabbed, allegedly ordered the killing of the priest as Nilo pushed for molestation and rape cases against Torres’ nephew.
Albayalde said that they were still looking for the other suspects.
Police earlier arrested Adell Milan after the altar boy, who was present when the priest was killed prior to officiating a mass in a chapel in Zaragoza, Nueva Ecija on June 11, identified him as the suspect.
Milan was later released.
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