Murder suspect, gun-carrying bizman nabbed-A A +A
Thursday, September 19, 2013
CAMP KANGLEON, Palo, Leyte -- A farmer wanted for allegedly killing his neighbor two years ago and a gun-carrying man engaged in buy-and-sell business were nabbed by the Regional Special Operations Group (RSOG) of the Police Regional Office-Eastern Visayas (PRO-8) in separate operations.
PRO-8 Director Elmer R. Soria identified the murder suspect as Oscar Gabison, 38, while Virgelio Beriño, 29, was nabbed for carrying a firearm without appropriate permit-to-carry issued by authorities.
Soria said the RSOG, led by Police Inspector Constantino Jabonete Jr., arrested Gabison at noon Monday at the vicinity of Barangay 7 in Catbalogan City.
Gabison is the primary suspect in the brutal killing of his neighbor, Delia Caniedo, and the serious wounding of one Myrna Tan in Barangay Guindapunan, Daram town in the afternoon of October 17, 2011.
The incident stemmed from a case for qualified theft filed by the victims against the suspect before the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 28 in Catbalogan City.
Judge Manuel Torrevillas Jr. of RTC Branch 27 in Catbalogan City, issued arrest warrants for murder and frustrated murder against the suspect on September 3, 2012.
No bail was recommended for murder case number 8297, while P120,000 was the fixed bail for the frustrated murder charges under criminal case number 8296.
Gabison was brought to the court of origin and was later remanded to the Samar Provincial Jail, also in Catbalogan.
The night before, the same police team nabbed Beriño at the village wharf in Barangay Dumaluong, Gandara town, some 40 kilometers north from Catbalogan, Samar’s capital.
The suspect, who is engaged in buying and selling piglets, was arrested for carrying an unlicensed .45 caliber Colt MK IV series 80 pistol loaded with a magazine with four ammunitions at 10 p.m. Sunday.
The native of Barangay Jacopon, Daram failed to present any document proving his authority to possess the confiscated firearm.
A case for violation of Republic Act 8294 or the Illegal Possession of Firearms and Ammunition law was already filed in court against the suspect, Soria said.
He said that as the barangay elections draw nearer, the police will intensify the conduct of manhunt operations against wanted criminals and the campaign against loose firearms, as part of the effort to pre-empt any election-related violence in the region. (Leyte Samar Daily Express)