Aguirre orders NBI to probe killing of QC prosecutor

By on January 11, 2017


Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II orders National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to probe killing of QC prosecutor (Photo by By Presidential Communications Operations Office [Public domain])
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II orders National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to probe killing of QC prosecutor
(Photo by Presidential Communications Operations Office [Public domain])
MANILA—Department of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Wednesday ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to investigate the killing of Quezon City Prosecutor Noel Mingoa.

”I already asked the NBI to conduct an investigation and apprehend the perpetrator/s of this heinous crime,” Aguirre said.

Aguirre said Mingoa was one of his associate lawyers during his private practice prior to becoming a prosecutor wherein he described Mingoa as a good man and a competent litigator.

Mingoa was shot to death early Wednesday morning in front of a restaurant along Commonwealth Avenue.

Mingoa is the second prosecutor killed since October 2016. Mati City Prosecutor Rolando Acido was ambushed by two unidentified men while on his way to the Hall of Justice in Mati City last October 26.