Ex-judge killed in Surigao del Norte last All Saints’ Day

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Several days before Ilocos Sur Judge Mario Anacleto Bañez was shot dead, former Surigao del Norte judge Exequil Dagala was also killed while sleeping in his residence in Del Carmen town, Siargao Island.

Local police identified him as former Municipal Trial Court judge Exequil Dagala, 48, who was named by President Duterte in his so-called ‘narco-list.’

After conducting its own nvestigation, the Supreme Court cleared Dagala from any involvement in the illegal drugs trade.

Reports showed that unidentified assailants shot dead Dagala last Friday, All Saints Day, and immediately fled from the crime scene.

The former judge died on the spot while his son, Vince Exequil Dagala, suffered a gunshot wound on his left hand.

The father and son were sleeping in a room at the second floor when the gunmen forcibly entered their house at around 11pm.

The suspects shot the victim with a caliber .45 pistol on his head and mouth, resulting to his instantaneous death.

On the other hand, Bañez was shot dead by still unidentified assailants late afternoon last Tuesday.

The Office of the Court Administrator disclosed that Bañez, 54, was on his way to his home in La Union when unidentified suspects shot him at close range.

Bañez was rushed to the hospital, but he was pronounced dead on arrival.#

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