Retired Zambo Norte judge, suspected mastermind of killing colleague, surrenders to NBI

By John Mahusay

A retired Zamboanga del Norte judge, accused of ordering the killing of a fellow judge, has surrendered to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Saturday.

Retired Judge Oscar Tomarong surrendered to NBI in Dipolog City after over a year of hiding.

The retired judge said surrendered because of “pressure” as NBI agents are closing in on him.

Supreme Court Administrator Midas Marquez, in his report to Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta, said the NBI had informed of the surrender.

The high court, according to Marquez, had transferred Tomarong from the Regional Trial Court (RTC) in Liloy town to Sindangan last year because of unfavorable reports about him.

Judge Reymar Lacaya took over as presiding judge.

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Barely three weeks after he assumed the post, Lacaya reversed some decisions made by Tomarong. Some of these cases involved high-profile drug personalities.

On May 9, a gunman killed him in front of the courthouse.

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Tomarong, a former NBI agent, opted for early retirement barely days after Lacaya’s death.

But the NBI had accused him of murder after a closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage showed his driver, Juliver Cabating, had met with the gunmen the day Lacaya was killed.

Authorities had captured Cabating on September 2, 2019 in Mati, Davao Oriental.

The gunmen, identified only as Ramil and Jerry, have remained at-large.

The MINDANAO SUN

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