STO. TOMAS, Davao del Norte – Police nabbed a fugitive killer here Tuesday evening a week after he was charged of two counts of murder.
DavaoToday learned that Roberto Codog Mamuca Jr, 21, a resident of Purok Narra 2, Barangay Talomo, Sto. Tomas in Davao del Norte was involved in two separate hacking incidents where he killed his cousin, Jerry Mamuca Villegas, 21, in Barangay Talomo and another man in Barangay Buclad in Asuncion town using a “bolo knife”.
Mamuca earned his notorious monicker “manigbasay” especially after word in local social media and short messaging system circulated that he killed four children.
Sto. Tomas Chief of Police Rimas W. Lambert said that “Mamuca was arrested Tuesday night at Fd. Road # 2 in Sto. Tomas while a team of police regularly conducting a foot patrol in the area” adding that they acted on a tip from a local resident.
“Mamuca attempted to escape but we were quick enough to chase and neutralize him,” said Lambert.
Found in Mamuca’s possession were two small packs of dried marijuana leaves worth P5,000.00, fruiting tops wrapped in a cigarette silver paper, a mobile phone and a medium-sized knife.
Meanwhile, Lambert said that Mamuca is set to be on inquest Wednesday morning and he will be charged for violation of concealment of deadly weapon and violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
“I commend the concerted efforts of the Sto. Tomas police for this accomplishment. I hope the public will always cooperate to us by tipping us information that may lead to the apprehension of those perceived to be undesirable to our communities,” said Lambert. (davaotoday.com)