Cops nab murder suspect in Zamboanga
ZAMBOANGA – A suspect in the killing of a prominent businessman in Palawan was arrested Wednesday afternoon in a private wharf in Baliwasan Seaside.
Senior Supt. Jose Chiquito Malayo of the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) identified the suspect as Francis Samputan, a boat crew of F/B Cleasia May.
Malayo said Samputan was implicated in the brutal killing of businessman Jose Tan Paredes Jr. of Palawan.
A warrant of arrest was issued against Samputan by Judge Bienvenido Buencaflor of the Regional Trial Court branch 95 of Puerto Princesa on April 15, 2013.
During his arrest, police also recovered one sachet of suspected shabu from his possession.
For his part, the suspect denied all the accusations against him.
He is now temporarily detained at the ZCPO detention cell. Report from Leizel Lacastesantos, ABS-CBN News