Suspected Arsonist Hacked to Death in Polanco

Written by PCINSP HELEN L GALVEZ, Chief RPIO9 on . Posted in News Release

An arson incident happened in Brgy. San Miguel, Polanco, Zamboanga Del Norte wherein the house of Nerio Bael, 71, was allegedly set aflame by Nono Calasang Acopio, resident of Dapitan City.

Initial investigation disclosed that at about 10:00 PM on August 25, 2017, as the victim was about to sleep in his house, he heard a flame burst from a kerosene lamp which was thrown by the suspect at the right side of his house. He also heard two gunshots, and saw the suspect wearing a bonnet in front of his door. The victim, armed himself with a bolo and attacked the suspect that resulted in a violent commotion between the two. Moments later, the victim’s daughter, Remie, arrived and pacified them. The suspect also attacked Remie until the suspect’s bonnet was removed. Acopio sustained several hacked wounds inflicted by Bael and was brought to a hospital in Dapitan City but was declared dead by the attending physician. The conflagration was also controlled, while Nerio Bael is being held in custody of Polanco MPS for proper disposition.

-with report from PO3 Radzben S. Jul, RPIO9

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