Militiaman kills 2 colleagues, is arrested PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 23 August 2015 16:52

KORONADAL CITY — Police have arrested a militiaman who executed two of his comrades and wounded another inside a para-military detachment in Barangay Palo, Tampakan, South Cotabato Thursday.

Senior Inspector Sherwin Maglana, Tampakan police chief, said joint Tampakan PNP and Koronadal City PNP arrested the suspect, Mark Anthony Aradaza, 28, resident of Barangay San Isidro, Tampakan, South Cotabato.

Maglana said the police received a tip about the presence of Aradaza in Barangay Topland, Koronadal City. After confirming the report, an operation was quickly conducted.

Maglana said a sizable force was formed because Aradaza was armed with M-14 issued to him as member of the Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit (CAFGU) which he also used in executing two companions.

Armed with an arrest warrant, the lawmen swooped down on the suspect’s hideout and arrested him.

On Thursday night, Aradaza shot dead Frankly Viloria, 23 and Mark Macul, 26. Another companion, Camilo de Claro, was wounded.

All the victims belonged to 72nd Civilian Armed Auxiliary/CAFGU under the supervision of the 27th Infantry Battalion.

Aradaza refused to issue statement. He is now detained at Tampakan PNP holding cell while charges of multiple murder and frustrated murder are being prepared against him.