Ex-BuCor legal chief gunned down in Munti

February 19, 2020

UNIDENTIFIED suspects shot dead the former chief of Legal Service of Bureau of Correction (BuCor) yesterday afternoon in Muntinlupa City.

The victim was identified as Atty. Frederick Anthony Santos, of legal age.

Reports reaching Camp Crame showed that the incident occured at around 1:50 p.m. in front of Southernside Montessori School located at Katihan Street, Variety Store, Barangay Poblacion, Muntinlupa City.

Initial investigation showed that the victim was about to get out of his Toyota Hilux pick-up to fetch his daughter from the school when the suspects arrived and shot the victim in the body.

The victim died on the spot due to multiple gunshot wounds. After the incident, the suspects fled towards an unknown direction.

It can be recalled that the victim was one among those tagged in the alleged “freedom for sale” scheme at the New  Bilibid Prison.

The victim was suspended by the Office of the Ombudsman in September for six months after finding that he, along with 29 other officials of the bureau, “allowed the questionable release of prison convicts” in violation of the expanded Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) under the Revised Penal Code.