MALAYBALAY CITY | BUKIDNON NEWS – BukidnonOnline.com just got word that the alleged prime suspect in the killing of a young Bukidnon State University teacher and another individual is now in police custody. The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) caught 19 year old Michael Abellanosa at 10:30 a.m. today, November 26, 2010.
Abellanosa is allegedly the prime suspect in a SEPARATE case and his arrest is by virtue of the warrant of arrest issued because of that separate case. Allegedly, Abellanosa is just the prime suspect — meaning there are other suspects. Authorities are currently in hot pursuit of the suspects.
Last November 19, 2010, BSU instructor Jay Jasper Sto. Nino was robbed, stabbed 12 times and left for dead. Since his death, not only has his friends, family and students clamored for justice, the rest of the city as well as the online community expressed their dismay over the alleged “lack of security” and seemingly increasing tension and fear in the capital of Bukidnon.
About two days ago, Malaybalay City Police Superintendent Erwin Meneses said that their investigation was already “80 percent done.”
Meanwhile, the City Council of Malaybalay has reportedly approved proposals to increase the number of local policemen and to purchase additional police vehicles.