PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — THE National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has asked the Quezon City Regional Trial Court to issue a commitment order for the transfer of murder suspect Jason Aguilar Ivler to the QC Jail or any penal institution while his case is being heard by the court.
In a motion for the issuance of commitment order filed before the sala of QCRTC Branch 76 Presiding Judge Alexander Balut, NBI Special Action Unit chief Atty. Angelito DLP Magno informed the court about the arrest of Ivler and his confinement at the Quirino Memorial Medical Center (QMMC).
On Jan. 18, Magno’s unit served the warrant of arrest issued by Judge Balut against Ivler in his residence at No. 23. Hillside Drive, Blue Ridge A, Libis, QC.
When the accused refused to surrender, he assaulted the arresting officers which resulted in exchange of gun fire that caused him injuries and was eventually arrested.
Atty. Magno said that Ivler is undergoing treatment at the QMMC but under the custody of the NBI since Jan. 18.
The NBI also told the court that the warrant of arrest was returned to the court through mail on Jan. 20 through the NBI’s General Services Division.
Ivler was charged for shooting and killing Renato Ebarle Jr., 27, son of Undersecretary Renato Ebarle, while on board his dark blue Toyota Land Cruiser (RET-565) with security plate “12 OPCS,” at the corner of Bonnie Serrano Road and Ortigas Avenue, Bgy. Valencia, QC, on the night of Nov. 18.
The NBI’s motion, on the other hand, came even as the attending physician of Ivler at the QMMC said that the latter might have to remain longer at the hospital after he underwent operation again last Monday.
Ivler was operated again last Monday when the stitches in his abdomen opened. Last leek, doctors removed the spleen and a portion of the large intestines of Ivler after he sustained gunshot wounds during a shootout with the NBI.
The court, meanwhile, set the arraignment of Ivler on Feb. 9 at 8:30 a.m.
The QC Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 35, on the other hand, set on Feb. 18 the arraignment of Ivler’s mother, Marlene Aguilar-Pollard, who is now facing charges of obstruction of justice after she allegedly tried to conceal the whereabouts of her son and for giving statements to the NBI that tend to mislead the investigation.