Still no justice for kin of hacking victim 40 days after

Jickain has already filed murder complaint against Virginia Lamosao-Jickain, wife of his elder brother Ricardo, on Aug. 20, two days after Virginia hacked to death his wife Regina inside the Jickain’s compound in Pikit, North Cotabato.

The complaint, however, could not be investigated by the town’s prosecutor for lack of affidavit and other documents, including the testimonies of the police investigators that conducted the hacking incident.

Jickain said that he has since urged SPOs Rudy Milagrosa and Emong Eramis to submit their investigations to the prosecutor’s office so the case could be filed in court, and that a warrant of arrest be issued against the suspect.

“They would always promise me that they would act on my request, but until now, there’s still no action. How can I achieve justice here?” asked Jickain.

If the two policemen would still ignore his appeal to act on his case, Jickain said he has no other choice but to file charges of obstruction of justice against them.

Jickain believes that the suspect is only being kept inside her house, just a few meters away from his residence in Barangay Poblacion.

He was told that a day after the killing, Virginia was rushed to a mental hospital in Davao City for a psychiatric examination.

“They told me Virginia is suffering from a severe mental illness. But my question is, why did they take her from the mental hospital and brought her here? And they could not present to me results of the exam,” said Jickain.

He recalled that on Aug. 18, Virginia and Regina had just finished watching a popular noontime show when suddenly, out of nowhere, the suspect grabbed an axe, which was placed outside her house, and started hacking Jickain’s wife.

“Regina was able to run but Virginia, who was fuming mad at that time with her eyes so red, continued hacking her,” said Jickain.

“I want justice for my wife. I can’t allow the suspect to remain free while I suffer for lack of justice,” he stressed. (Malu Cadeliña Manar / MindaNews)