MANILA – Reports reaching the Philippine National Police Headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City, Friday (04 August 2020) claimed former Ozamiz City councilor Ricardo “Ardot” Parojinog was found dead in his jail cell.
“Parojinog was found dead at 6:00 am today while alone inside the detention cell of Ozamiz Police Station. No violence was noted,” the PNP said in a statement.
It ws gathered further Ardot – the brother of slain Ozamiz mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr – was scheduled to attend a hearing at the Ozamiz City Court that day, for multiple charges, including murder.
Newly-installed PNP chief General Camilo Cascolan has already ordered a probe into Ardot’s death.
Cascolan directed Police Regional Office 10 chief Brigadier General Ronaldo Anduyan to place the Ozamiz price chief and all night shift duty personnel under restrictive custody so they can be available for investigation.
Cascolan also ordered the PNP Custodial Center security team headed by Lieutenant Colonel Jiger Noceda “to be placed under investigation to determine their liabilities,” the PNP main office said.