Police nab another wanted man in Igacos-A A +A
Saturday, January 26, 2013
POLICE arrested another wanted person in Barangay Libuak, Babak District in Island Garden City of Samal (Igacos) on Friday afternoon.
Superintendent Roland Agohob, chief of Samal police, identified the suspect as Ruel Estrella Oreto, 34, resident of Panabo City, who hails from Sitio Tuguak in Barangay Libuak of Babak in Samal.
Agohob said the suspect was arrested at around 5 p.m. following a manhunt launched by joint elements of Samal police, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), Regional Intelligence Unit of Police Regional Office (RIU-PRO), and Task Force Samal.
He said Oreto was arrested by virtue of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Dax Gonzaga Xenos, of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 34 in Panabo City for frustrated homicide.
"The suspect is the ninth wanted person we arrested here this month. He has been hiding since last year until we finally arrested him this afternoon (Friday)," Agohob said, adding that Oreto is facing charges for trying to kill his wife and his cousin.
In a statement, Oreto admitted the crime, but was quick to add he was just trying to stop his wife from babbling and beating him.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on January 27, 2013.