Supt. Simeon Gane was relieved by the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office as police chief of Bago City, and his deputy, Insp. Jerry Nacion, designated officer-in-charge, effective immediately.
That was confirmed yesterday by Bago Mayor Ramon Torres, who said he received a copy of the relief order for Gane Wednesday.
Torres said several concerned citizens have raised complaints against the series of unsolved robberies in Bago in the past few days, and that may be one of the reasons for the removal of Gane.
He said Gane, who is now schooling, had been trying his best in performing his duties and obligation as the police chief of Bago City, but his best was not enough.
Torres added that he has not received the list of the possible replacements for Gane, but stressed that what Bago City needs is a police chief who can protect the interest of residents.
Gane could not be reached for comment despite several attempts made by the DAILY STAR.*APN