26-yr-old man jailed after taking cousin hostage PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 22 May 2016 14:54


A man was jailed after he held his cousin hostage in Pasonanca yesterday morning.

Roel Balasabas y Datuin, 26, was armed with a kitchen knife  when he seized Hermie Orillo y Datuin, 32. Both are residents of Pasonanca but native of Dinas, Zamboanga del Sur.

Quoting a police report, Sr. Insp. Helen Galvez, City Police Office Information Office, said the hostage drama started around 8:45 a.m. lasted for six minutes.

It was gathered that Balasabas grabbed his cousin after he suspected the latter allegedly planned to kill him.

Lawmen were able to convince Balasabas to release Orillo  and surrender.

Balasabas was brought to the Sta. Maria Police Station where he was detained pending the filing of charges in court. The knife was also turned over to the investigator to use as an exhibit in court.

Police suspected Balasabas has been using drug.

Orillo intends to file a case agains his cousin. — Dan Toribio