The entire police force of Cabadbaran has been relieved for failure to solve the spate of killings in the city.
Sr. Supt. Ernesto Tendero, Agusan del Norte police provincial director, said he was dissatisfied with the performance and the way the Cabadbaran police force was handling the investigation of persons gunned down by motorcycle riding assailants.
“Kasi usapan namin sa lahat nang chiefs of police bibigyan ko sila 3 months assessment nang compliance tsaka performance nila. Kapag, hindi nila nareach yong performance nila within 3 months talagang usapan na naming talagang papalitan ,” Tendero told ABS-CBN Butuan.
“Kaya, normal yan kasi kaya ko kayo nilagay diyan as chief of police (because) the command is expecting na made-deliver ka,” the police official said.
Tendero said the 43 sacked Cabadbaran policemen, including their police chief, Supt . Reynaldo Acosta would be reassigned to other municipalities in the province.
Chief Inspector Glenn Sampaga will replace Acosta as Cabadbaran police chief, he said.
From July 11, 2016, to April 18, 2017, there were a total of 25 confirmed extrajudicial killings in Cabadbaran City, mostly committed by tandems riding in motorbikes.
Most of the cases were reported to be drug-related and are still under investigation.
The latest casualties who fell victim to assailants who were riding in-tandem were a police officer and a civil engineer . By CL