DOJ wraps up preliminary probe into drug rap vs Julian Ongpin

File picture exhibits Julian Ongpin.

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MANILA, Philippines — The Division of Justice has wrapped up its preliminary investigation into the possession of unlawful medication criticism filed Julian Ongpin, the final recognized companion of artist Bree Jonson who died in September.

Assistant State Prosecutor Honey Delgado, spokesperson of the Workplace of the Prosecutor Common, informed reporters that the preliminary investigation into the police’s criticism towards Ongpin resumed on Friday.

Ongpin, son of tycoon Roberto, faces a possession of unlawful medication rap after police discovered greater than 12 grams of cocaine within the room he and Jonson had been sharing in a La Union hostel.

Throughout the listening to on the DOJ, Ongpin and his two authorized counsels, and the Philippine Nationwide Police, appeared earlier than prosecutors. Delgado stated that Ongpin submitted his supplemental counter-affidavit to prosecutors.

A duplicate of which, nonetheless, has but to be made public as of this story’s posting.

“Upon joint movement of the events and contemplating that no new issues/points had been raised by each events, the case was submitted for decision,” Delgado stated.

Bree Jonson case

Authorities are additionally investigating the dying of Jonson, who was discovered unconscious in a hostel room she and Ongpin had been sharing on September 18.

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra earlier tapped the Nationwide Bureau of Investigation to “help the PNP in conducting the investigation or to do a parallel probe” into the dying of Jonson, who was discovered unconscious in a hostel room in La Union on September 18.

The NBI has additionally taken the testimony of individuals who had been with Jonson and Ongpin the night time earlier than the previous was discovered lifeless.

As a part of the NBI investigation, Ongpin appeared earlier than the bureau on Wednesday.

He was additionally summoned by the NBI Cordillera regional workplace in Baguio on Monday, in accordance with NBI particular tasks crew head Emeterio Dongallo.

Based mostly on an post-mortem carried out on Jonson by the La Union police, she died of asphyxia or lack of oxygen. They stated she had ligature marks on her neck.

Jonson’s relations imagine that she didn’t die of a drug overdose.

Jonson was laid to relaxation in Davao Metropolis on September 29.  — Kristine Pleasure Patag