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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Police arrest Crips leader ‘behind death of policeman's son'

A SUSPECTED gang leader behind the death of a police official's son was collared by police in Barangay Inayawan, Cebu City last Tuesday night.

Operatives from the different Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) divisions arrested Samson Cecida, 40, but not after engaging the uniformed men in a chase in Sitio Upper Torre.

Cecida is allegedly a Crips gang leader where Adoy Bas is a member.

Bas is the suspect in the death of Jayford Romanillos last Sunday night.

Bas was seen in Upper Torre during the chase.

Jayford was the son of Sr. Insp. Samuel Romanillos, the former chief of the Compostela Police Station.

The CCPO received a tip that an armed Cecida was sighted at Upper Torre last Tuesday.

Operatives from the CCPO Homicide Section, City Intelligence Branch and the Pardo Police Station went to the area and saw Cecida standing by the road side.

Upon noticing the grip of the gun jutting out of Cecida's bottom's waistband, the police tried to arrest him.

But Cecida noticed them and ran in the interior part of Upper Torre.

Police chased Cecida and cornered him inside his house.

Police also noticed Bas in the area but the latter immediately fled the scene.

According to the police's initial investigation, Jayford was talking to some members of the Crips gang last Sunday, which turned into a heated argument.

Bas allegedly pulled out a gun and shot the victim several times.

Romanillos succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds in his back, right shoulder and chest.

Last Tuesday, police seized from Cecida a .357 Magnum revolver loaded with three bullets and nine packs of suspected shabu.

Cecida will be charged with illegal possession of firearm and violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
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