BJMP tightens alert at city jail

THE BUREAU of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) has tightened its watch at the city jail following the killing of an inmate on Tuesday.

 Chief Inspector Pio Rosero, spokesperson of BJMP XI, told the TIMES that they immediately conducted cell search and check if there are contrabands including bladed weapons, which are prohibited in the city jail.

 “We are also conducting thorough investigation on what truly happened in that day. This is also to probe if the jail guard on duty has lapses. If he was found to have lapses, he may be relieved,” Rosero said.

 The results of the investigation, he said, are expected to be released next week.

 On 11: 30 a.m. Tuesday, Rodel Sequena, a murder accused, stabbed and killed Adrian Santiesteban in Davao City Jail Annex, said Jail Sr. Insp. Roberto Gotico, head of personnel records and management division and human resources division of BJMP-XI.

 Santiesteban was in the city jail for a drug case.

 “The victim allegedly failed to pay a debt to the suspect,” Gotico said.

 Meanwhile, in a separate event, records from Davao City Police Office (DCPO) showed that Ronilo Moile, 38, was hacked at the back of his neck, which resulted to his death. He was killed in DOLE Philippines Inc., Stanfilco Division of Licanana, Lasang on Tuesday night.

 The Bunawan Police Station immediately conducted manhunt operation to locate the perpetrator.

 “The case is under follow up investigation,” a report from DCPO bared.

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