Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog and his wife Susan, along with others were killed in a joint raid conducted by operatives from the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) 10 in their residence in San Roque Lawis in the city on Sunday morning.
Northern Mindanao Police Regional Office Director Timoteo Pacleb confirmed the death of Parojinog and the arrest of his vice mayor-daughter Nova Princess during the implementation of six search warrants issued for the two of them.
“Kaya madaling araw natin sinerve ay hindi natin pinapaalam sa mga target para ma-serve ng maayos sa kanila ang search warrant,” Pacleb said in a radio interview.
The vice mayor is now under the custody of the Ozamis City police.
Mayor Parojinog is listed in President Rodrigo Duterte’s list of narco-politicians.
A policeman, who was wounded in the operation, is now out of danger.
According to Pacleg, the operatives were met with volley of fire, prompting them to return fire.
The Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) personnel are now conducting seizure and inventory of illegal items such as firearms and suspected shabu that were found in the suspects’ residence and farm.