2 Ilocos cops charged for murder of teenager

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Ilocos Sur police filed Murder charges against two of their colleagues for the ambush killing of a 15-year old complainant in a case of acts of lasciviousness against one of the suspects.

PSSg Randy Ramos and PSSg Marawi Torda, both assigned at the San Juan Municipal Police Station in Ilocos Sur are now under restrictive custody at the Ilocos Sur Police Provincial Office in Bantay town while awaiting further disposition by the court.

In Camp Crame, PNP Chief, Police General Archie Francisco F Gamboa said that he wants the stiffest penalty for the two policemen. “They are not men in uniform but animals who deserve to be jailed for life. Walang awa, walang puso, walang kwentang pulis.”

Gamboa ordered the Regional Director of Police Regional Office 1 to provide security to the 18-year old rape victim and her family, and ensure the availability of all PNP prosecution witnesses in court proceedings to expedite the murder trial simultaneous with summary administrative procedures.

On Friday, the Cabugao Municipal Police Station filed Murder charges against Ramos and Torda before the Provincial Prosecutor of Ilocos Sur, docketed under NPS Number I-03-INV-20G-00217 for the murder of a 15-year old girl who earlier filed a complaint against Torda for alleged acts of lasciviousness.

Rape charges were also filed against Ramos by the 18-year old cousin of the murdered girl.

Investigation records of the Cabugao Municipal Police Station showed that the two girls were arrested for violation of curfew and were very drunk when the two policemen allegedly took advantage of them but the 15 year old girl managed to escape. PNP-PIO