Iloilo City police sees ‘strong case’ vs Nava bodyguards


The Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) has filed criminal charges of murder and illegal possession of firearms against Councilor Plaridel Nava’s two security aides who were allegedly involved in the murder of Mercedes “Ging-ging” Nava.

Roy Delos Reyes, 42, and brother Rey Julius, 34, who were arrested at Nava’s office at city hall last January 7, are currently detained at the Mandurriao police station.

“Our witnesses positively identified the suspects. We hope the cases will prosper,” ICPO director Senior Superintendent Martin Defensor said in a Panay News article.

Defensor, however, said that the motive for Mercedes’s killing is not yet known.

Nava’s cousin was gunned down by two motorcycle-riding men in Barangay Calajunan, Manduriao last January 4.

Defensor said they have a “strong case” against the two brothers.