Akyat Bahay godfather falls

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013


THE police have arrested an alleged godfather of “akyat bahay” group in an east coast village of Zamboanga City, an official said.

Arrested was Wilson Garcia, who works as a security guard, according to Police Station 7 (PS7) commander Chief Inspector Felixberto Martinez.

Martinez said the suspect was arrested by virtue of a warrant of arrest in one of the establishments in the village of Tetuan, where he serves as a security guard.

Martinez said the suspect allegedly heads an “akyat bahay” group composed mostly of children operating in the villages of Talon-Talon, Tugbungan, and Guiwan.

Martinez said the modus operandi of the suspect is to adopt street children and later on utilize them to rob on houses in the three villages.

“He feeds them (the children) and later on ordered them to choose a house to rob,” he said.

“He had been into it for a long time,” Martinez added.

He said the issuance of a warrant of arrest against the suspect stemmed from a recent case they managed to file against him.

The suspect was immediately arrested after it was learned he was rendering duty at one of the business establishments in Tetuan, he said.

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