Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre2nd has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to join the investigation in the killing of an inmate inside the maximum security compound of New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City.
According to Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) chief Benjamin de los Santos, Efren Ventura, who was from the Dorm 7 of the maximum security compound, was stabbed to death by Emric Abadeano and Leo de la Victoria on Monday at 4:35 p.m.
Prison guards have recovered the weapon, an improvised knife.
In Department Order 471 issued on Tuesday, Aguirre directed NBI Director Dante A. Gierran to lead the investigation on the stabbing incident. The Bureau of Corrections has initially confirmed and investigated the incident.
The NBI was directed to submit periodic reports about the investigation to the DOJ.