ZAMBOANGA City Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar has ordered a thorough investigation on the escape of three detainees from the headquarters of Police Station 11, stressing those responsible for the lapses should be properly sanctioned.
Salazar issued the order to Superintendent Luisito Magnaye, Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) director, after she learned of the escape, which took place Monday morning, May 16.
"I want it investigated because it is the responsibility of the officers on duty," she said.
She said an investigation is necessary to see what proper action is needed. "If there is a need for people to be suspended, let it be."
Three detainees escaped by cutting the metal bars of their detention cell at the ZCPO's Police Station 11.
The escapees were identified as Fahad Arip, 34, married and resident of Mampang; John Zivas Ferrer Lim, alias Ibang; and Arby Aquicesca.
Manhunt continued Tuesday, said Magnaye.