Escaped two times in Manila, ‘Poison Ivy’ nabbed in Zambo PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 January 2012 17:23

A housemaid, who was hunted by the authorities after she poisoned and robbed her employers in Metro Manila,  was arrested yesterday morning in this city by operatives of the City Police Office under Sr. Supt. Edwin De Ocampo.

Anamae Livrando y Cañabano, 31, single, also known as “Poison Ivy” and a native of Butuan City, was nabbed at the Guiwan Bus Terminal, more than a month after she escaped for the second time from the Women Correction Facilities in Mandaluyong City.
Mayor Celso Lobregat commended De Ocampo and his men for a job well done in arresting Livrando.

De Ocampo presented Livrando to Mayor Lobregat immediately after she was arrested.

De Ocampo disclosed that his men have started the operation last Monday after Mayor Lobregat gave them the information on the presence of Livrando in the city.

He said that around 10 a.m. when his men were at the Guiwan Bus Terminal, they spotted Livrando sitting on a chair waiting for a bus bound for Cagayan de Oro City.

De Ocampo said his men observed Livrando as wearing a surgical mask so she will not be recognized by lawmen.

To be sure that it was her, one of the police operatives called the name Anamae and she responded by turning her face. She was immediately arested thereat.

Livrando admitted that it was her when she was interrogated at the bus terminal.

De Ocampo added that during the investigation, Livrando tried to bribe them to set her free.

He said that Livrando was convicted for frustrated murder with robbery after she was caught by authorities in Manila poisoning her employers then later robbed them of their valuables and money.

Livrando had escaped from the Women Correctional Facilities severalyears ago and was arrested again.

Last November 29, 2011, Livrando escaped again fled to Batangas before proceeding to Dumaguete.

Last December, Livrando arrived in Zamboanga City and stayed in Canelar where she hid for several weeks.

De Ocampo said that when Livrando arrived here, she filed a complaint with the police against a tricycle driver who overcharged her.

The police chief revealed that Livrando was working on her travel documents in Cagayan de Oro City for her to  leave the country and meet her foreigner fiancé in another country.

It was gathered that Livrando had resorted to poisoning and robbing her employers after her first employer maltreated and raped her in Manila.

De Ocampo said that Livrando, considered as “high risk” convict, was detained temporarily at the Zamboanga City Reformatory Center while waiting for personnel of Women Correction Facilities to fetch and bring her back to Mandaluyong City. — Dan Toribio Jr.