Zamboanga’s most wanted nabbed in Cebu

By: Norman V. Mendoza February 11,2017 - 10:34 PM

Zamboanga del Sur’s most wanted person was arrested by the police on Friday afternoon in Barangay Pagsabungan, Mandaue City.

Eddie Canon, 46, temporarily residing in Sitio Papook, Barangay Pagsabungan, was arrested by the joint operatives of the Regional Intelligence Unit (RIU) 8 led by SPO2 Johnylou Pelin, which is based in Leyte, RIU-9 based in Zamboanga Peninsula and the Central Visayas RIU headed by Chief Insp. Jovito Madriaga, in coordination with the City Intelligence Branch (CIB) of Mandaue City headed by Senior Insp. Ricky Calong.

SPO2 Pelin received information on the whereabouts of the accused that he was hiding in Mandaue City. The joint operatives were armed with an arrest warrant issued by Judge Edilberto Absin of RTC Branch 29 in Zamboanga del Sur.

Police were first looking for him in Davao City where he was allegedly hiding after murdering a Muslim in Davao Del Sur some five years ago.

After more than a year of hiding in Davao City, the suspect allegedly transferred to Mandaue in 2013 with his live-in partner.

The suspect told the police that he was just an accomplice to the murder but went into hiding for fear that the relatives of the victim might get back at him.

Canon is now temporarily detained at the Centro Police Station pending his transfer to Zamboanga del Sur.

Pagsabungan Barangay Captain Bubbles Suson said he knew Canon since the past four years, but he was not aware that the latter has been tracked down by the police.

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