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DEVELOPING STORY: 2 murder suspects in the killing of former Bien Unido Mayor Gisela Boniel arrested

Bohol Island News Staff | Posted 2:58 p.m., September 12, 2019

Two cohorts in the killing of former Bien Unido town Mayor Gisela Bendong-Boniel were arrested in a joint operation in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu this morning.

According to the report obtained by Bohol Island News (BIN), the operation was led by Bohol’s Provincial Police Director Col. Jonathan Cabal together with their Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB), Regional Intelligence Unit in Region 7 (RIU-7), and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Central Visayas (CIDG-7).

Arrested were Allan Delos Reyes Jr., and Lobo Boniel.

Delos Reyes and Boniel are also on the list of the Region 7’s Most Wanted Person. A 45 caliber gun was also recovered from the possession of Lobo.

The arrest was made by virtue of an arrest warrant issued by Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Christine Muga-Abad of Branch 70 on August 23, 2019.

Both Delos Reyes and Boniel were named defendants to the murder charge together with Wilfredo Hoylar Jr., Randel Lupas, Restituto Magoncia Jr. and Riolito “Etad” Boniel.

Gisela’s body is still missing until now while the case of parricide against her husband and former Bohol Provincial Board Member Nino Rey Boniel is still ongoing.

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