Armed Man Arrested in Sominot

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An armed man was arrested at Purok 5, Barangay New Oroquieta, Sominot, Zamboanga del Sur at 8:15 AM of April 19, 2022. Daylinda Babanto Lagas, Brgy. Chairman of Barangay New Oroquieta together with her two brothers, Leone Sereno Babanto, and Tito Sereno Babanto effected the arrest of the suspect through citizen’s arrest and subsequently turned him over to Sominot Municipal Police Station, while suspect was identified as Ian Rey Villatura Muyco, 26 years old, single, male, jobless and a resident of Purok 3, Barangay Lower Timonan, Dumingag, Zamboanga Del Sur. Investigation revealed that prior to the incident, the suspect, a back rider in a single motorcycle, passed by the road near the house of the the Brgy. Chairman, suspiciously

 looking while his hand was placed inside the sling bag which prompted the Brgy. Chairman together with her brothers to stop the single motorcycle and verify the identity of the suspect. Brgy. chairwoman together with her brothers learned that the said sling bag contained a .357 revolver wherein the suspect failed to present any documents of the firearm. They then effect the arrest of the suspect while the driver of the single motorcycle fled in an unknown direction. Further investigation revealed that the suspect is allegedly involved in threatening and harassing residents during nighttime by entering their homes and forcing them to surrender their votes with a promise of money in the coming election. Recovered evidence in his possession was one unit .357 revolver loaded with four ammunitions without serial numbers/markings. Arrested person is now under the custody of Sominot Municipal Police Station for proper disposition.

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