Naga remains safe despite latest murder case: Police

NAGA CITY--- The peace and order situation in the city is under control and the city remains to be among the safer places to stay in the county.

The assurance came from the city police office following the shooting to death of a known leader of cause-oriented groups in the city Monday morning in Bgy. San Isidro, this city. (See related story).

Police Senior Master Sergeant Tobias Bongon III, Naga City Police Office spokesperson, the assassination of Neptali Morada, 45, was an extra-ordinary crime that does not reflect the over-all crime situation in the city even as he revealed that the city’s crime regular index continues to be low.

Morada, former secretary of the Regional United Front Committee and employed as member of the staff of former Vice Governor Fornunato Peña at the Camarines Sur provincial capitol, was shot to death by unknown suspects while aboard his motorcycle from his home in neighboring Bgy. Cararayan..

Bongon said that the case will be logged in under incident reports but not in the blotter of index crimes in the NCPO.

Police Col. Felix Servita, the City Director of the NCPO revealed that of the index crimes reported, 80 percent account for vehicular accidents, including other misdemeanors as reckless imprudence resulting to physical injuries and damage to property.

The remaining 30 percent, according to the police chief, consist of robbery and other crimes.

Meanwhile police investigation on Morada killing is still on the process but according to the latest results, there are three possible routes from the place of the crime which are used by the suspects as escape routes. Morada was mowed down by an M-16 rifle which made the witnesses claim that the suspects may have been members of the AFP minus their uniforms.

He was rushed to the Our Lady of Lourdes Infirmary in nearby Bgy. Carolina but was declared dead on arrival by Dr. John Paul Reazon due to multiple gunshot wounds.