Ex-mayor arrested PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 08 August 2018 14:51

The former mayor of La Libertad Municipality in Zamboanga del Norte was arrested last Monday morning for allegedly failing to account for public funds.

Chief Insp. Helen Galvez, Police Regional Information Officer, identified the former mayor as Manuel  Sulit y Corre, 64, married and a resident of La Libertad Municipality.

La Libertad Municipal police personnel arrested Sulit in Barangay Poblacion at around 9 a.m.

He was arrested on the strength of a warrant of arrest for violation of Article 218 of the Revised Penal Code (RPC) under case number SB-17-CRM-0466 to 0467.

The warrant of arrest was issued by Ma. Theresa Dolores C. Gomez-Estoesta, Chairperson of the Seventh Division, Sandiganbayan.

Under Article 218 of the RPC, any public officer, whether in the service or separated therefrom by resignation or any other cause, who is required by law or regulation to render accounts to the Insular Auditor, or to a provincial auditor and who fails to do so for a period of two months after such accounts should be rendered, shall be punished by prision correccional in its minimum period or by a fine ranging from P200 to P6,000 or both.  (Dan Toribio)