Dipolog Court dimisses cyber-libel case filed against Ozamiz CouncilorPosted on
DIPOLOG CITY — The Office of the City Prosecutor of Dipolog City has junked the Cyber Libel case filed by Atty. Rey Obnimaga, Jr. and Atty. Emerald Pancho of Dipolog City against Ozamiz City Councilor Roland “Dinky” Suizo, Jr. and social media practitioner Wedelino “Weeda” Callora.
The complainants, lawyers of some party defendants in an expropriation case filed by LGU-Ozamiz, commenced the instant case against Councilor Suizo and Callora for a post that Callora published on the online medium “Mindanao Pulse Forum” on the declaration of the Ozamiz City Council of complainants Atty. Obnimaga and Atty. Pancho as Persona Non Grata of Ozamiz City, as proposed by Councilor Suizo.
This stemmed from the two lawyers’ absence from a Committee of the Whole that the Ozamiz City
Council has done to investigate and determine the veracity of the allegations of the 2 lawyers against LGU-Ozamiz, and a letter sent to DILG Secretary Eduardo Año which attacked LGU-Ozamiz principally due to the alleged administrative demolition and eviction activities being done at Purok 6, Barangay Lam-an, Ozamiz City; actions which the Council denounced as a display of unprofessionalism and disrespect on their authority, and the letter to DILG as unfounded, causeless, misleading, unjust, and unfair, among others.
In an 8-page resolution, the Office of the City Prosecutor of Dipolog City recommended that the instant case be dismissed for insufficiency of evidence.-Newsline.ph