NBI-7 conducts parallel investigation on assassination of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo
CEBU CITY, Philippines — On the orders of Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla, the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7), through its district office in Dumaguete City, is conducting a parallel investigation on the assassination of Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo and the killing of eight civilians on Saturday, March 4, 2023.
NBI-7 Director Rennan Augustus Oliva told CDN Digital in a phone interview on Tuesday, March 7, that he already sent their IT personnel to Pamplona town to secure CCTV footage at the crime scene and in nearby areas.
Oliva said it was still premature to say what may have caused Degamo’s brutal killing and who was behind it.
He said he wanted to wait for the investigation report from their Dumaguety City district office before issuing any statement on the matter.
Pamplona Mayor Janice Degamo said in an earlier interview that the late governor sustained a total of 11 bullet wounds on his body, including his heart. The bullet wound on his heart was the most fatal.
Janice also shared her belief that politics was behind the assassination of her husband.
Nyrth Christian Degamo, the late governor’s nephew and Board Member of the province’s 2nd district, said that a wealthy individual was behind the well-planned attack.
Gov. Degamo and eight others were killed when armed men barged into his residence in Barangay San Isidro in Pamplona town on Saturday morning, March 4.
The late government was having a “Peoples’ Day” then. He, together with some Capitol personnel, met with his constituents to attend to their requests for assistance.
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