Policeman caught by cops-A A +A
Saturday, November 3, 2012
NINE men, including a police officer, were arrested during an illegal cockfight in Barangay Marigondon, Lapu-Lapu City last Thursday afternoon.
PO3 Artemio Tumakay, who is assigned at the Consolacion Police Office, is detained at the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office.
Insp. Juan Capacio, chief of the Police Station 4 in Marigondon, said they were informed that a cockfight was organized near a beach resort in Sitio Mahayahay.
They rushed to the area with personnel of the Special Weapons and Tactics to stop the illegal activity.
When the police arrived, they caught Tumakay participating in the activity, which he allegedly organized.
Cockfights are not allowed during the observance of the All Saints and All Souls’ Days.
The other arrested persons were Nestor Amodia, 43; Gabriel Aton, 48; Florencio Amores, 56; Lino Aton, 40; Domingo Aton, 52; Roy Potot, 37; Conrado Potot, 59; and Rolando Catadman, 47.
All, except Catadman who lives in Barangay Suba-basbas, are residents of Sitio Mahayahay.
Tumakay told the police he was not on duty that day. He and the other arrested persons will be charged with illegal cockfighting.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on November 03, 2012.