Ozamiz City vice mayor Nova Princess Parojinog-Echavez and her sibling were arrested while two others were killed in a raid on the Parojinog residence early Sunday morning, according to Super Radyo dzBB’s Carlo Mateo.
Armed with a search warrant, Ozamiz police head Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido led the raid at the Parojinog home past 2 a.m., the report said.
An initial police report showed that Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr. heard several gunshots inside their compound.
Two men, who were members of the Civilian Volunteer Organization, were killed in the raid, and police recovered from them were several firearms.
The Parojinogs came to national attention after their names appeared on President Rodrigo Duterte’s list of personalities allegedly linked to illegal drugs trade.
Duterte said Mayor Parojinog is the father-in-law of Herbert Colanggo, one of the top drug lords in the country.
While the elder Parojinog denied that Colanggo was his son-in-law, he admitted that the latter was Vice Mayor Echavez’s boyfriend.
Parojinog and Echavez were likewise charged with graft before the Sandiganbayan over the alleged anomalous contract for the renovation of a gymnasium in 2008.
The case, however, was dismissed due to inordinate delay on the part of the Office of the Ombudsman in conducting the investigation for the case.
source: GMA NEWS