MANILA — The camp of Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla, who sustained gunshot wound in the right chest allegedly after he accidentally pulled the trigger of a Glock caliber .40, has turned over the gun to the Muntinlupa police.
Senior Supt. Allan Nobleza, Muntinlupa police chief, on Wednesday said lawyer Raymond Fortun handed over the pistol and spent cartridge to the police around 1:35 p.m. Wednesday.
He said the gun which has a serial number of AABS154, was registered under the provincial government of Cavite.
Revilla sustained gunshot wound in the right chest allegedly after he accidentally pulled the trigger of a gun he was cleaning at their house in Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City last Saturday.
Nobleza said they will submit the pistol to the PNP Crime Laboratory Group as part of the investigation.
He said the gun will be subjected to ballistic test to match the gun with the spent cartridge, noting that only National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director Chief Supt. Carmelo Valmoria is authorized to release a statement regarding the results of the test.
Nobleza also said he sent a letter to the family of Revilla last Monday, asking him to undergo paraffin test to determine if he accidentally fired the gun.
For his part, Atty. Raymond Fortun, spokesman of the Revillas, said Jolo underwent another CT scan at the Asian Medical and Medical Center in Muntinlupa around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday after doctors noticed a problem on his abdomen.
Joven Jeremius Tanchuco, chief medical officer of the hospital, said the condition of Revilla is improving since there was minimal hemoptysis (blood in sputum) that occurred last Tuesday.
Hemoptysis is a condition wherein a person coughs blood.
Jolo’s father, Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr., who was detained PNP Custodial Center in connection with his alleged involvement in the pork barrel scam, visited his son on Tuesday after the Sandiganbayan allowed him.