One of nine suspects behind the hazing of slain Adamson University chemical engineering student John Matthew Salilig surrendered to authorities.
According to Jamie Santos’ report on “Saksi”, suspect John Lester Sus went to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Friday evening with his mother and lawyer.
Sus denied he was in hiding and said he was unaware his name was included in the list of suspects being searched by the police. He immediately sought help from a lawyer after learning about it.
“Nagulat na lang po ako nasa school po kasi ako nung nabasa ko po kaya po nag chat agad po ako,” he said.
(I was shocked because I was at school when I learned about it.)
The suspect said he has no participation in the deadly welcoming rites in Biñan, Laguna as he left the event early for an appointment.
“All I can say is he’s innocent. He didn't see anything about what happened. Ni hindi nga niya alam na may nangyari eh. (He doesn’t even know something happened),”Fernando Perido, the suspect’s legal counsel, said.
“In fact, he left early. Earlier. Whatever happened after that when he left around 7 o'clock, right? He just learned the news that he's already in the house,” he said.
“What he saw there was questioning lang. Mga tanong-tanong. The usual initiation. But more than that there was nothing,” Perido added.
Sus will remain in the NBI as no warrant of arrest was issued against him. He is set to go to the bureau’s main office on Monday to present his evidence.—Sundy Locus/LDF, GMA Integrated News