Triggerman in Eustaquio’s daylight gunslay identified PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 11 January 2014 13:11

Almost two years after the president of the Universidad de Zamboanga (UZ) was shot dead near his residence in Sta. Maria, the police announced yesterday that a murder case has been forwarded to the City Prosecutor Office against the gunman and his two cohorts.

Facing murder charge for the gunslaying of Arturo “Archie” Eustaquio III is Moamar Cabulao y Tingkaw with several  aliases — Denver Cabuyao, Denvember Cabuyao, Emerson Cabuyao, Nahud Cabuyao and Denmar Cabuyao, a resident of Arena Blanco.

Cabuyao is presently detained at the Sibugay Municipal Jail after he was arrested last November 13, 2013 for his alleged involvement in the killing of Atty. Jocelyn Verside Luna in Tungawan.

During police investigation, Cabuyao’s name cropped up as the gunman who shot and killed Eustaquio last April 1, 2012 around 12:55 p.m. along Maestra Vicenta, Sta. Maria.

Cabuyao was reportedly being accompanied by two cohorts who served as “look-out” during the daylight killing of the UZ president.

Cabuyao was positively identified by a star witness who saw him during the shooting.

Cabuyao was also detained at the Zamboanga City Jail last January 22, 2010 after he was charged for frustrated murder but was released temporarily.

DZT gathered that Cabuyao is still detained at the Sibugay Municipal Jail while he is still facing another case, but if he can post bail for the said case and the RTC-ZAmboanga City will issue his warrant of arrest, he will be transferred to the Zamboanga City Jail.

Police were still trying to determine the identities of Cabuyao’s cohorts as well as the person or persons who masterminded the killing of Eustaquio.

Eustaquio’s killing has sparked outrage among residents in what was viewed as deteriorating peace and order situation in Zamboanga City.

Protest actions were held since then and the university has displayed a giant poster which until at present shows count of the killing and shooting incidents in this city. — Dan Toribio Jr.