Ayalin now detained at Bacolod district jail

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014


NOEL Ayalin, Western Visayas’ most wanted who was arrested in Iba, Zambales Thursday, is now detained at Metro Bacolod District Jail (MBDJ) Male Dormitory in Barangay Taculing, Bacolod City.

Supt. Jacob Crisostomo, chief of Silay City Police Station, said Ayalin was committed to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) at around 5 p.m. Monday.

Before he was transferred to the district jail, Ayalin was detained at the Silay police lock-up cell after he arrived in the province Saturday night from San Fernando City, Pampanga.

Following his arrest, he was turned over to the Central Luzon Police Regional Office in Pampanga after which a team from the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Noppo) escorted him back to Silay City Saturday night.

Crisostomo said that Ayalin was no longer presented by the police to the Regional Trial Court Branch 69 Monday.

“We only returned the warrant, which means that we have served the warrant of arrest,” he said.

Crisostomo said they decided not to bring Ayalin in court because of threats to his life.

Personnel of Noppo were on full alert and forces of the Regional Public Safety Battalion were also deployed to the Silay police station while Ayalin was detained in the lock-up cell.

Chief Inspector Larry Fuentes, warden of MBDJ Male Dormitory, said their facility is secure as it is built for high-risk inmates like Ayalin.

Interviewed over Aksyon Radyo Bacolod, Ayalin said he is sorry for what he has done and asked for forgiveness from the victims and their families.

He had requested for a priest to visit him at his cell in Silay police station Monday morning.

Ayalin, a former village chief of Barangay Kapitan Ramon, Silay City, is charged with four counts of murder and three counts of frustrated homicide for the shooting of their barangay officials in March 6, 2011.

The four fatalities were council members Luzviminda Cotamen, Pedrito Oroci, Freddie Juño, and Youth Council chairperson Imee Occeña.

Village chief Ramon Celebre, Ayalin’s successor, was among those injured when Ayalin fired at them while they were conducting a session.

A bounty of P800,000 was offered for Ayalin’s arrest – P500,000 from the provincial government and P300,000 from the Silay City government. (NLG)

Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on May 20, 2014.

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