Kolambugan Mayor Lorenzo Mañigos Arrested In Ozamiz City

Kolambugan Mayor Lorenzo Mañigos Arrested In Ozamiz City

Kolambugan Mayor Lorenzo Mañigos arrested in Ozamz City

Source: newsline.ph

In an article from Sunstar Cagayan de Oro, Kolambugan, Lanao del Norte Mayor Lorenzo Mañigos was and his 4 security personnel were arrested at a checkpoint near Ozamiz City seaport for illegally possessing a number of guns, bullets, and explosives.

The incumbent mayor of the municipality and four of his security escorts namely, Nestor Nestor Kilat, Noel Tabamo, Mario Glodove and Dicky Doroja were apprehended when they were about to board a ferry bound to Mukas port in Kolambugan.

Spokesperson of the Misamis Occidental provincial police office, Senior Inspector Julie Ann Garcia, said that the mayor and his four escorts were going out of the airport but there was still no report as to where the suspects came from prior to the arrest.

Authorities found two caliber 9mm and two caliber of 45 pistols in the Mayor’s possession inside their Toyota Hilux vehicle they used as a means of transportation. Also, two pieces of M67 fragmentation hand grenade, an MK2 hand grenade fragmentation, and a 12-inch long dagger were seized.

Upon his arrest, Mañigos presented an Acknowledgement Receipts for Equipment which he issued and has been attested by Chief Inspector Junberth Dahili, chief of Kolambugan town police and First Lieutenant Esperidion Dagumo of 31st Infantry Division, Philippine Army.

However, Garcia maintained that the said documents were not valid and is a ground for criminal charges in violation of the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act.

Aside from that, the confiscated ammunitions have expired licenses and Mañigos and his escorts failed to show pertinent documents that would prove their eligibility to own the firearms.

The suspect are now under the custody of the Ozamiz City Police Office and will be charged with criminal charges for illegal possession of firearms and ammunition and illegal possession of explosives.

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