Leyte creates team to investigate hostage taking incident at prov’l jail
TACLOBAN CITY – The provincial government of Leyte has formed a team to conduct investigation on the hostage incident that happened inside the Leyte Provincial Jail(LPJ) resulting to the death of a four -year old girl.
Board Member Carlo Loreto said that the team is composed of personnel from the Social Welfare Office, Legal Office and other departments of the provincial government as mandated by provincial administrator Vincent Emnas to conduct the investigation a day after said hostage incident happened.
The LPJ management had already sent them a report on their investigation, saying that the child was left in the jail to a trustee sometime in July by her mother.
Earlier report claimed that the warden of the LPJ said that he didn’t know that there was a child inside the jail premise.
“They will not just conduct investigation on what really had happened but including the system at the provincial jail,” Loreto said.
Bringing of children inside the jail according to him is prohibited and this is one of the angles that the investigation team will be looking into, if who made lapses among jail personnel.
Loreto added that since the team was formed by the provincial government, they had not yet received any report on the result of their investigation.
Aside from the investigating team formed by the executive department of the provincial government, a possible investigation is likely also to be conducted by the members of the provincial board headed by the committee on police matter and human rights, Board Member Rolando Piamonte.
Piamonte said that in the investigation that they might conduct, they would be coordinating with the people form by the provincial government.
“Hopefully we could also tap their expertise on the matter,” said Piamonte.
He added that he will also be asking for the provincial warden for a meeting to discuss said matter before the investigation is to be conducted by his committee. (Roel Amazona)
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