Loud explosions heard as blaze spreads throughout Hall of Justice CDO
“Those loud explosions may be due to those grenades, firearms and ammunition,” Macauyag told Bombo Radyo in an interview.
According to City Prosecutor Fidel Macauyag, some grenades, ammunition and firearms were kept at his office still due to be sent to the repository at the police regional office next month.
“Perhaps, later we can talk about the cases pending as the fire is still being put out, we’re hoping we can still recover something, but the way we are seeing things going on here, there might none that can be recovered,” Macauyag said.
Lawyers, City Councilors and City Mayor Oscar Moreno were seen at the area.
City Councilor Ramon Tabor, on the other hand, chair of police, fire and public safety, said the wheels of justice would probably grind slow in consideration of the huge reconstruction of the files and even the structure that would come after assessing the damage of the conflagration. This includes the high profile cases in Northern Mindanao, including the controversial summary killing case of the bothers Harold and Roland Jamaca and Maria Erica Yabut, Iligan Representative Vicente “Varf” Belmonte, former mayor Vicente Emano, high profile drugs cases, and Aman scam, among others.
“This is the implication of what is happening right now. Resolution of cases will take much time, where will the hearing be held? The situation right now tells us that everything is turning into ashes and what we can see is only the structure,” Tabor said.
The fire has not been declared fire out.
Original News: (Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro)
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