Nobleza arraignment defered on illegal firearm possession raps

A Bohol court defers the arraignment of dismissed police officer Maria Cristina Nobleza  on the illegal possession of firearms charges on Friday.

Judge Jorge Cabalit of RTC branch 48 gave the two parties time to file their respective positions on the motions filed by Nobleza’s camp.

Lawyer Sarah Soriano-Hermida told the court that they have filed an omnibus motion to quash the information and to dismiss the case.

Hermida said Nobleza’s camp contends the court has no jurisdiction over the case since the arrest was illegally done.

The court ruled to act on the motions before moving to the arraignment.

Cabalit gave the prosecution 10 days to make their comments on the motion by the prosecution. The prosecution will be then given 10 days for their reply.

Hermida manifested in orally a motion to ask the court for permission to have Nobleza’s eye health checked at Camp Crame.

The court directed Nobleza’s camp to put in writing the motion.

Nobleza’s vision is blurry, said the counsel.

The case in filed in Tagbilaran is in connection to the firearms found by the police allegedly owned by Nobleza.

A separate case has been filed in the 2nd Muncipal Circuit Court in Tubigon town against Nobleza and her husband Reneer Lou Dongon for charges of obstruction of justice and the two were arraigned last June.

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