By: Dolly Yasa
BACOLOD City – The chief of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said the probe on the ambush-slay of Kabankalan Regional Trial Court Judge Henry Arles is progressing.
This, as the focus of the investigation dwells on the possible involvement of an influential group in southern Negros.
Atty. Ferdinand Lavin, NBI chief here, said “We are progressing and moving the case well.”
He, however, declined to elaborate on the “influential group” because “we are validating some things.”
He maintained their earlier theory that the assassination is 90 percent work-related.
Lavin said though the NBI is conducting parallel investigation on the ambush-slay of Arles it is closely coordinating with Task Force Arles created by the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) under S/Supt. Allan Guisihan.
Arles was on his way home in Ilog town from his office at the RTC Kabankalan when he was ambushed by three suspects on board a tricycle last April 14, 2012.