Cop in lawyer’s murder charged with illegal possession of firearms

July 09, 2019

THE Philippine National Police has filed an illegal possession of firearms complaint against a police sergeant tagged as person of interest in the murder of a lawyer in Rodriguez, Rizal last May.

Charged before the Department of Justice was Police Senior Master Sergeant Michael Eralino.

Eralino was arrested on Saturday while a search warrant was being implemented at his house in Taytay, Rizal.

Seized were a pistol, ammunition, and a hand grenade.

Eralino was a person of interest in the killing of lawyer Edilberto Golla on May 17.

Golla was shot dead by motorcycle-riding suspects near his house in Bgy. San Isidro in Rodriguez town.

The PNP has formed a Special Investigation Task Force to look into Golla’s killing.  

Investigators were looking into work and land dispute as possible motives in the killing of Golla.