Barangay official killed in front of family

ZAMBOANGA CITY (MindaNews/20 May) – A barangay official known as a staunch supporter of a defeated mayoralty aspirant was killed Sunday in front of his family members in Dinas, Zamboanga del Sur.

Slain was West Migpulao Barangay Chairman Julian Nacau, who died on the spot after he was repeatedly shot at his residence around 12 noon Sunday, according to Police Regional Office-9 spokesperson Chief Insp. Ariel Huesca.

Huesca said that Nacau was allegedly shot to death by Muamar Fermin.

Insp. Ricardo Lubaton, Dinas police chief, on Monday said over the phone that Fermin was arrested in a follow-up operation.

Criminal charges are set to be filed against the suspect, said Lubaton.

Investigation showed that Nacau was eating lunch together with his family when Fermin arrived and allegedly shot the victim with a caliber .45 pistol.

Nacau’s family members, who scampered for safety, were unharmed.

The slain barangay official was known to be a staunch supporter of former Zamboanga del Sur provincial board member Wilfredo Asoy, who ran for town mayor but lost in the May 13 mid-term polls. (Mindanews)