Rep. Rufus Rodriguez. TMT PHOTO
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: The household of Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez supplied a P300,000-reward on Saturday to anybody who might assist establish the suspects who lobbed a grenade at their residence in Nazareth, Cagayan de Oro City on Wednesday morning.
Col. Aaron Mandea, town’s police chief, mentioned police investigators have retrieved footage from closed circuit tv (CCTV) cameras, unfold throughout the foremost streets in Nazareth, which offered a concrete define of the suspects.
He mentioned one CCTV video clearly recorded a hooded suspect, throwing a grenade on the Rodriguez ancestral house at about 1:12 a.m. on Wednesday.
However, Mandea mentioned the face of the suspect couldn’t be absolutely recognized as a result of solely the suspect’s eyes had been seen by way of the hood.
Police investigators had been additionally making an attempt to establish the proprietor of the getaway motorbike.
On Saturday morning, a lady recognized solely as “Linda” referred to as the Magnum radio station right here, telling Jun Albino, this system’s anchorman, that the lifetime of her husband was at risk.
She narrated that her husband, whose identify was withheld, was at present in hiding and needed to give up as a result of an recognized group was searching him. She mentioned there have been 5 suspects, together with her husband, who executed the plot to throw a grenade on the lawmaker’s home.
She narrated that her husband was fetched by the opposite suspects at their residence in Pagadian, Zamboanga del Norte on Tuesday evening for a “job” in Cagayan de Oro City.
Linda needed to reveal the alleged mastermind, however Jun Albino minimize her brief, telling her to reveal the names of the mastermind to the authorities investigating the case.
Mandea mentioned the police had been prepared to speak with Linda and facilitate the give up of her husband.
Meanwhile, Rodriguez has sought the help of all regulation enforcement businesses, together with the National Bureau of Investigation, to analyze the incident and establish the mastermind.
“Although nobody was damage as a result of the grenade turned out to be dud, the Rodriguez household has taken the incident critically as a result of this [was] the primary time that our lives had been threatened after 18 years as an elected public servant,” the deputy speaker mentioned.