By J. Jala, Marisol Bo-oc | 10:10 AM December 13, 2021
Charges of reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide and physical injuries may be filed against the police whose vehicle collided with several vehicles that killed two and injured several passengers on Sunday night, Dec. 12, 2021.
Col. Osmundo Salibo, provincial director of the Bohol Provincial Police Office, said
the reckless driving happened on December 12, 2021 at 7:21 p. m. on CPG North Avenue near Caltex Gas Station, and CPG North Avenue near UNITOP General Merchandise, Tagbilaran City, Bohol.
The suspect identified as Patrolman Ruben Digawan Ayuban, 31, married, currently assigned at Regional Mobile Force Battalion (RMFB)-7 in Barangay Catagbacan Norte, Loon, Bohol.
He was arrested by the the responding SWAT members of Tagbilaran City Police Station was identified as Pat
Based on the result of initial investigation of Traffic Section, Tagbilaran City Police Station, the suspect was recklessly driving his vehicle, a Hyudai EON bearing plate number AAZ 7153.
The victims were identified as Lisa Jimenez y Orias and Aileen Apatan y Felisilda who were pronounced dead on arrival by their attending physician were both from Sitio Licong, Barangay Virgen, Anda, Bohol.
Unfortunately, the suspect again collided with a motorcycle of which the victims were identified as Ella Jean Ongyot Gamban, 23 years old, single, resident of Brgy. Lourdes, Cortes, Bohol and Edwin Lopena Alcoran, 25 years old, single, resident of Brgy. Tinago, Dauis, Bohol.
However, the suspect sped up his vehicle until he hit and bumped a tricycle on CPG North Avenue near Unitop General Merchandise driven by Aristedez Taghap y Pregurta (tricycle with body #0546), 52 years old, married, resident of Brgy. Cogon, Tagbilaran City and boarded by Anthony Gabriel Monterola Villafuerte, 17 years old, and a resident of Peñaflor St., Booy, Tagbilaran City.
The victims were all brought by Tarsier 117 at Governor Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital for medical treatment.
The SWAT Team of Tagbilaran City Police Station responded to the incident and successfully arrested the suspect and apprised of his constitutional rights and now placed at the custodial facility of Tagbilaran City Police Station.
According to Col. Mary Crystal Peralta, chief of police of Tagbilaran City Police Station, they are now preparing the cases to be filed against the suspect for Reckless Imprudence Resulting in Double Homicide, Multiple Physical Injuries and Damage to Properties.
Salibo extended his sincerest sympathy and condolences to the victims and assures that justice will be properly served to them.
He instructed Peralta to assist all the victims in the filing of appropriate charges the soonest possible time against the suspect and assures the public that Pat Ayuban will face the consequences of his acts both in criminal and administrative cases.