‘Affair’ with wife pushes cop to shoot his older brother-A A +A
Monday, October 28, 2013
A POLICEMAN was arrested after he allegedly shot his older brother whom he suspected of having an affair with his wife in Barangay Mambaling, Cebu City last Saturday night.
SPO3 Rashid Hamis, who is assigned at the Cebu City Public Safety Company of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), is now being investigated for grave misconduct.
His brother Farouk Hamis was hit in the left leg and is already in stable condition.
SPO1 Ruth Violango of CCPO’s Homicide Section said the incident happened at 8:25 p.m. inside the family compound in Sitio San Roque where the siblings live.
Farouk, a businessman, was on his way home from a wake when he decided to confront his brother in order to settle their conflict.
When he met Rashid, the policeman suddenly pulled out his .45 pistol and shot him twice.
Farouk was brought to the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC). Rashid surrendered when the authorities arrived.
Violango said Rashid suspected that his brother was having an affair with his wife.
“He is not in good terms with his wife,” she told Sun.Star Cebu.
Violango said that responding policemen noticed that Rashid was drunk, but he didn’t resist them when they took his firearm.
They also recovered two empty shells of .45 pistol in the crime scene.
When interviewed by the police, Farouk denied having an affair with his brother’s wife.
“Bisan ilang uban igsuon, niingon pud nga dili na tinuod (Even their other siblings said it is not true),” Violango said.
Farouk told the police that he will not file a complaint against Rashid because the policeman is still his brother.
Violango said the policeman refused to be interviewed when he became sober.
“Dili na motingog kung among pangutan-on,” she said.
Chief Insp. Aileen Recla, head of CCPO’s Investigation and Detective Management Branch (IDMB), said they are now investigating Rashid for the possible filing of an administrative case.
Rashid could be charged with grave misconduct for committing an act or omission that constitutes a crime punishable under the Revised Penal Code or Special Laws.
Recla said they already directed Rashid’s superior to submit an investigation report along with the policeman’s affidavit regarding the incident.
Under the 2007 PNP Disciplinary Rules of Procedure, withholding of privileges, restriction to specified limits, restrictive custody, forfeiture of salary, suspension, one rank demotion and dismissal from service are the penalties imposed on policemen found guilty in administrative cases.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on October 28, 2013.