Beng orders probe of ZCPO jailbreak PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 11:41

By SHEILA  COVARRUBIAS

Mayor Beng Climaco on Monday ordered City Police Director PSupt. Luisito Magnaye to thoroughly investigate the jailbreak at Police Station 11 involving 3 inmates Monday morning saying those responsible for the lapses should be properly sanctioned.

“I want it investigated because it is the responsibility of the officers on duty,” the mayor said in her regular press briefing Monday in City Hall. An investigation is necessary to see what proper action is needed, she said stressing “If there is a need for people to be suspended, let it be.”

Three inmates of the Zamboanga City Police Office- PS 11 escaped by cutting the metal bars of their detention cell. The escapees were identified as Fahad Arip, 34, married of Mampang arrested for theft last April 26; John Zivas Ferrer Lim aka “Ibang” arrested for robbery with attempted homicide last April 27 and Arby Aquicesca y Ampang arrested for theft.

The jailbreak was noticed at 5am Monday (May 16) by the station guard on duty while doing an accounting of the detainees.

Mayor Climaco said proper investigation is necessary and proper charges should be filed by the police authorities. “This is a very serious matter that needs serious action”, she added. — Sheila Covarrubias