Half-brother tagged in prosecutor’s death nabbed
Half-brother tagged in prosecutor’s death nabbed
DAVAO CITY- A suspect in the killing of Davao Occidental provincial prosecutor was arrested shortly after the incident took place Monday afternoon, June 10 in Digos City, Davao del Sur.

Digos City Police reported the suspect is a half-brother of the victim, prosecutor Eleanor Polancos Dela Peña, 54,and a resident of Chapter 8, Tienda, Barangay Aplaya, Digos City.

The police identified the suspect as 56-year old Arnel Galot Dela Peña, half-brother of the victim and a resident of Purok 3, Talas, Sulop in said province.

The victim was shot inside her vehicle at around 5 p.m. while on her way home.She died due to a lone gunshot wound on her head.

Dela Peña, a former President of Integrated Bar of the Philippines-Davao City was declared dead by the responding personnel of City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

The suspect was arrested at around 9 p.m after a massive checkpoint launched by the operatives to cordon the whole province and tightened the security of border control points preventing him from escaping to nearby provinces.

He was identified through the narration of the victim’s son, Kenneth, including the CCTV footage near the crime scene as well as testimonies of the witnesses.

During the pursuit, the suspect was described as wearing black helmet, blue hooded jacket, blue jeans, and riding a motorcycle, the same description given by the witness.

The police  recovered from the possession of Arnel  10 12-gauge shotgun shells, 27 5.56 MM live rounds, an M16 rifle magazine, and two cellular phones.

The police said the possible motive of killing the prosecutor is believed to be land conflict.

The suspect is currently in police custody awaiting inquest proceedings.

Meanwhile, the National Prosecution Service (NPS) 11 recognizes the unwavering courage and dedication of Mommy Ning, whom she was fondly called in her commitment to upholding the law as a public prosecutor and serving the community as a former IBP President of Davao City.

“Her untimely passing leaves a void not only in our legal system but also in the hearts of all who knew and worked alongside her,” it said in a statement Monday night.

“As we grapple with this senseless loss, let us remember Mommy Ning’s bravery, passion, and unwavering resolve in the face of adversity. Her sacrifice serves as a stark reminder of the dangers inherent in the pursuit of justice, yet it also reinforces our collective commitment to upholding the rule of law,” the statement read.

Photos from Digos PNP

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