Police recapture escapee; another surrenders-A A +A
Monday, August 6, 2012
ONE of the three detainees who bolted from detention during an hour-long brownout in Zamboanga City was recaptured while another surrendered to the police.
Recaptured was Orlic Taguran, 20, while the one who surrendered was Ben Asdali, said Police Station 7 commander Chief Inspector Larry Domingo.
Taguran was recaptured around 8 p.m. Sunday in the vicinity of a food chain outlet along Gov. Camins Avenue in the village of Canelar, 1.2 kilometers north of the city, Domingo said.
Asdali, after he was convinced by his uncle, surrendered around noontime Monday in Barangay Ayala, 16 kilometers west of the city.
Taguran is facing charges of robbery and illegal possession of firearms, while Asdali is facing a case for illegal possession of firearms.
Taguran and Asdali, along with another detainee, Aldrin Jailani, who is facing a case of robbery, bolted around 9 p.m. Friday from the detention cell of Police Station 7 in the village of Sta. Maria.
They were among the nine detainees at the Police Station 7.
They escaped by passing through the detention cell’s bathroom. They crawled to the adjacent room that houses a postal office and made their way out through the dilapidated portion of the roof.
Their escape went unnoticed since they fully opened the faucet and took advantage of the darkness.
Domingo said manhunt operations continue to recapture the remaining escapee who is still at large.
Meanwhile, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula Director Napoleon Estilles has given the Zamboanga City Police Office one week to recapture all of the escapees. (Bong Garcia/Sunnex)