Bro of slain De Lima aide files raps vs robbery gang

By Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 22 2012 02:41 PM | Updated as of Oct 22 2012 10:41 PM

MANILA - A complaint for robbery with homicide was filed on Monday against members of the notorious UV-GT Express Robbery Holdup Gang by the brother of the slain aide of Justice Secretary Leila De Lima.

Adrian Quintos, brother of De Lima’s aide, Alister, filed the complaint with the Department of Justice (DOJ) against Ritchie John Cahinta, Almario Rentillosa, Jun Bellera, Ferdinand Paragas and Chris Dela Cruz.

Alister was killed on May 10, 2012. His body was found dumped in San Ildefonso, Bulacan.

Based on the 6-page complaint, Alister was picked up by the respondents along Cogeo, Antipolo City.

Alister reportedly shot suspect Bellera after the suspects declared a robbery. He was, however, outnumbered and subsequently allegedly shot by Cahinta.

Bellera was treated for a gun shot wound at East Avenue Medical Center, based on an investigation by authorities.

“The physical evidence recovered by the Philippine National Police relative to the investigation of Quintos case were turned over to the NBI on 16 October 2012 for further technical and forensic examination, thus, the silver Mitsubishi Adventure with plate number TXO215, the slug recovered from the said vehicle, and the firearm recovered a .45 caliber Colt M1991A1 pistol were subjected to technical and forensic examination,” the complaint read.

The respondents were charged before a Parañaque trial court last week for violation of Presidential Decree 1866 or the Illegal Possession of firearms and explosives.