CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/26 April) — Local police are no longer interested to get custody of terror suspect Reneer Lou Dongon who was arrested in Bohol Saturday.
Dongon is a suspect in two bombing incidents in the city that left several people dead and many others injured.
Chief Inspector Ariel Philip Pontillas, chief of the City Police Office intelligence unit said their colleagues in Manila usually take cognizance of “high value terrorists” like Dongon.
“Besides, his presence here will create a security nightmare for us here,” Pontillas said.
Philippine National Police Region 10 spokesperson Supt. Lemuel Gonda said the security risks would be carefully evaluated if Dongon would be brought here to answer charges.
“What if his companions will come to spring him free. That should be carefully evaluated too,” Gonda said.
Dongon, a member of the shadowy Khilafah Islamiyah Movement, is facing double murder charges for the October 2012 bombing at the Maxandrea Hotel that left two people dead including a policeman.
Gonda said Dongon is also facing multiple murder and frustrated murder cases for the July 26, 2013 bombing at a row of restaurants in Limketkai Mall that left 10 persons dead and 46 others injured.
He was arrested at a police checkpoint in Clarin town, Bohol last Saturday along with with his alleged lover, police Supt. Maria Cristina Nobleza, deputy chief of the Davao PNP Regional Crime Laboratory.
On Tuesday police moved Nobleza and Dongon to Camp Crame in Manila for further questioning. (Froilan Gallardo/MindaNews)