Vice Mayor Lubigan’s wife accuses Mayor De Sagun of being brains behind husband’s killing
The wife of the late Trece Martires Vice Mayor Alexander Lubigan claimed that Mayor Melandres de Sagun is the mastermind behind her husband’s assassination last July.
Gemma Lubigan made the accusation in an affidavit submitted to the Department of Justice last November 5.
She cited the testimony of the brother of the suspected gunman as her basis for her accusation.
In the testimony, suspected gunman Ariel Paiton’s brother said he was told De Sagun ordered Lubigan’s killing.
Lubigan’s death came after he announced his intention to run against De Sagun for mayor in 2019.
“The death of Vice Mayor Lubigan eliminated the top-seeded mayoralty candidate,” Gemma said.
“The rise of popularity and public clamor for the late vice mayor served as a threat to the power held so long by the De Sagun clan,” she added.
De Sagun has denied the accusations.
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