Authorities arrested seven soldiers for their alleged involvement in the murder of Edwin Legarda, the husband of indigenous leader Aida Quilcue.
Agents from the CTI (Technical Investigation Body) from the Prosecutor General’s office arrested two officers and five soldiers for their involvement in Legarda’s death on December 16, 2008. Legarda was killed when the army opened
fire on the car he was driving.
Local sources reported that Legarda was driving a car usually driven by Quilcue. She believes the army tried to assassinate her.
The seven soldiers are currently detained in Popayán and will be questioned as a suspects in the murder of a protected person.