SARIKEI – Perhaps, many people have forgotten the incident of a police Lance Corporal who was found dead with gunshots and bruises on his body at the Pinggiran USJ Police Station, Subang Jaya, August 2017.
As of today, the case remains a mystery as no new leads nor the mastermind behind the incident was found.
Meeting the father of the victim at their longhouse in Lubok Besai, Entaih Pekan recently was a heart-wrenching experience for Malaysia Gazette.
Mesa Anak Ugom, 54, is the father of the late Valentino Mesa, 29 who was brutally murdered in his workplace two years ago.
Drenched in tears, Mesa said that his family and friends continue to wonder what caused the tragic incident.
He also questioned the development of the case as it seemed to have met a dead-end although the crime was believed to have been committed in the police station where his late son used to work.
“I have contacted the authorities numerous times but as of today, they couldn’t give me any answer. The investigations failed to find who committed the crime and why it was done.
“I am lost and sad. The merciless murderer need to be brought to justice but it is being done. Why? Why? Who killed my son?
“Please. I beg the government to seek who did that. I have not been given an explanation as of now. I appeal to the government. We have a new government now. Please help me and my family. We want peace,” he said in his tears.
The late Valentino started service the police force in 2009. He was married but yet to have any children.
Recalling the final days of Valentino, Mesa said that there was nothing weird or off about his son.
“He will call us once in a while. Although he rarely shares his problems, I am very sure that there was nothing weird going on. He did not have much problems or enemies. I’m sure about that.
“Perhaps, some people may not be happy about him being a police, maybe. I know that my son is not a bad person with many enemies which caused him to be treated that way.
“He contacted me several days before the incident and he talked as usual. Therefore, imagine how I felt when I received the news of his death several days later. There were wounds and gunshots in his body,” he said further.
The Chief Police of Selangor, Datuk Mazlan Mansor said that based on the early investigations, a close-ranged gunshot was found on his body and wounds were found on head in the 2017 incident.
“There were no other elements. I was told that the attacker came into the police station and attacked our man and there was a gunshot from his own gun and the gun is missing.
“The last officer who visited was at 1.30 am. At 1.15 am until 1.30 am, officers went to visit the police station,” Mazlan said in 2017.
He also confirmed that that was no closed-circuit television in that police station and the victim was alone.
When contacted by Malaysia Gazette, the Selangor Criminal Investigation Department Chief, Senior Assistant Commissioner Fadzil Ahmat said the case is still under investigation and is being classified as murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code.
Meanwhile, the Member of Parliament of Julau (P209), Larry Sng also disclosed that the family of Valentino had contacted him several times to seek justice for the family.
“Besides talking to the police to understand further on the case, I will also bring the issue to the next Parliamentary sitting. To me, this is not a case that can be taken lightly.
“This family wants justice. We all want to know what happened. This is something we cannot compromise,” he emphasized. -MalaysiaGazette