Aguirre ex-law partner slain
AN UNIDENTIFIED gunman shot and killed a state prosecutor and a former Associate of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II in front of a restaurant along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City Wednesday afternoon.
Aguirre immediately ordered the National Bureau of Investigation to look into the killing of Quezon City prosecutor Noel Mingoa to determine if his murder was work-related.
“He was a very good man and a very competent litigator. I already asked the NBI to conduct an investigation and apprehend the perpetrators of this heinous crime,” Aguirre said.
The Justice Secretary specifically ordered the NBI’s death investigation division to look into the killing.
Aguirre said investigators will check on the cases previously and currently being handled by Mingoa, noting that his murder could be retaliation by criminals.
Mingoa was talking to someone on his phone, while standing in front of the Cebu Lechon House along Commonwealth Ave. in Brgy. Old Balara at 1:20 a.m. when a lone gunman emerged from a black vehicle and shot him at close range.
Mingoa is the second prosecutor killed since October last year when Mati City Prosecutor Rolando Acido was shot to death outside Mati City Hall of Justice. 1