Cops nab sus­pect in cab­bie’s death

The Freeman - - NEWS - Pateres/GAN

One of the two sus­pects in the rob­bery and mur­der of a 57-year-old cab driver in Barangay Tisa, Cebu City early this week was ar­rested by the po­lice Fri­day af­ter­noon.

Eric Cabi­gas Ramos, 30, a res­i­dent of Sitio Pili­pog, Mo­hon 1, Barangay Tisa, Cebu City, was ar­rested by po­lice op­er­a­tives af­ter he was pos­i­tively iden­ti­fied by the sole wit­ness of the crime.

Ramos, how­ever, de­nied the al­le­ga­tions against him.

"Di na ako gabuhat ana. Kung ako pa na, ako na ser­bisy­ohan oy. Lisura sad anang gibuhat ninyo nako oy," Ramos told THE FREE­MAN.

He said he was busy paint­ing their house when the in­ci­dent hap­pened.

Vic­to­rio Manatad Molina, a res­i­dent of B. Log­a­rta Street, was found dead in­side his taxi cab at the Sec­ond Street, Naya Vil­lage, Barangay Tisa last Tues­day dawn. He sus­tained a gun­shot wound to his right tem­ple.

The sus­pect added that it is im­pos­si­ble for him to do the crime since he can­not run fast be­cause of the stitches in his stom­ach af­ter he was shot days ago.

"Check­point ba nida­gan ko kay had­lok ko pati­ran unya ako ila pasangin­lan nga lisud na gani ko og da­gan," the sus­pect said.

The po­lice said the wit­ness saw two men in white shirts and the other one was wear­ing a black with white stripes shorts came out run­ning from the cab, af­ter a shot and fol­lowed by the sound of the cab's ac­cel­er­a­tor were heard.

Se­nior Po­lice Of­fi­cer 2 Deo Clarin, Chief In­ves­ti­ga­tor of the Punta Princesa Po­lice Sta­tion, told The FREE­MAN that a po­lice of­fi­cer as­signed in an­other po­lice sta­tion in Cebu pitched the in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing Ramos.

He said that the po­lice of­fi­cer's house boy al­legedly had a drink­ing spree with Ramos the night af­ter the crime, wherein he proudly ad­mit­ted the killing of Molina.

"Be­fore ana, na loose talk na siya. Nag-inom sila sa bata-bata sa po­lis, iyang gi­pang­ham­bog nga siyay ni­tira atong taxi dray­ber," Clarin said.

Ac­cord­ing to him, the po­lice went to Ramos' home with the wit­ness, and there he was pos­i­tively iden­ti­fied by the wit­ness.

"Be­fore pa ana niya, naa mi nadak­pan nga lain nan­gawat unya amo gi­patan-aw ang wit­ness, dili man gyud daw mao," the chief in­ves­ti­ga­tor said.

He added that the po­lice pre­vi­ously showed their rouges’list to the wit­ness but failed to iden­tify Ramos be­cause he lost so much weight at present.

As of now, the po­lice are still clue­less on the iden­tity of the sec­ond sus­pect.

"Dili man gyud siya mo­sulti kung kinsa to iyang kauban maski angga man lang," Clarin added.

Even though Ramos' co­hort re­mains uniden­ti­fied, both of them will be fac­ing a rob­bery with homi­cide case.

Mean­while, Cebu City Po­lice Of­fice Di­rec­tor Roy­ina Garma, in a phone in­ter­view, yes­ter­day com­mended the achieve­ment of the Punta Princesa Po­lice Sta­tion for solv­ing the case within three days.

"It's good na matyaga at pur­sigido ang mga po­lis natin," Garma said.

Garma added that the ac­com­plish­ment is not only be­cause of the po­lice tracker teams, but also be­cause of the help of the com­mu­nity who gave in­for­ma­tion to the po­lice. — Camille l.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Philippines

© PressReader. All rights reserved.