Guevarra tasks NBI to probe murder of Dinagat Islands local official

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Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Tuesday ordered the National Bureau of Investigation to conduct an investigation into the killing of Dinagat Islands Sangguniang Panglalawigan member Wenefredo Olefernes last July 7.

In Department Order No. 347, the NBI was specifically tasked to conduct an investigation and case build-up, and if necessary, to file the appropriate charges against those responsible.

Olofernes, 52, was gunned down by two motorcycle-riding gunmen while the official and his partner were heading home after their morning exercise.

The Philippine National Police was offering a P100,000 reward to anyone who could give valuable information regarding the incident.

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