Murder case filed against PAF soldier’s alleged killer PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 25 March 2012 14:49

The Tetuan police station under Chief Insp. Felix Martinez has forwarded to the prosecutor’s office  murder charge against an alleged hired killer who was tagged as the gunman who shot and killed an enlistedman of the Philippine Air Force last month.

City Police Director Sr. Supt. Ediwn De Ocampo identified the suspect as Michael Sarapuddin, a former detainee of the Zamboanga City Reformatory Center.
Sarapuddin was identified by some witnesses as the gunman who shot and killed A2C Brian Madariaga, single, at Estrada St., Tetuan in the evening of February 19, 2012.

After completing the necessary documents and other case requirements, Tetuan police station investigators submitted the other day to the prosecutor office murder case against Sarapuddin for evaluation.

Madariaga was driving a motorcycle coming from the house of his girl friend when a gunman appeared and shot him to death.

Sarapuddin was recently released from detention after another murder case filed against him was dismissed. He was  arrested by policemen in one of the  restaurants in Canelar almost 10 years  ago on the strength of a warrant after he was linked to the killing of a prominent businessman who was shot and killed while he was about to open his commercial establishment at the public market several years ago.

Sarapuddin was allegedly the one driving the get-away motorcycle that was boarded by the gunman after killing the businessman. He was recently released after he was cleared by the court. — Dan Toribio Jr.