Man nabbed for carrying gun in Radaza home

By: Norman V. Mendoza February 19,2017 - 09:34 PM

A 50-YEAR-OLD man was arrested at the home of suspended Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza after he was caught by security guards carrying an unlicensed hand gun at past 1 p.m. yesterday.

Wilfred Abapo, a resident of Katipunan, Barangay Labangon, Cebu City is detained at the Lapu-Lapu City Police headquarters pending the filing of charges of illegal possession of firearms in court.

One of the security guards named Alex Pilarion said Abapo casually entered the gated home of the Radazas alone while carrying a sling bag. The family had invited friends to celebrate the fiesta of Barangay Mactan in their home at the time.

Pilarion asked Abapo if he knew anyone inside, and Abapo replied that he was alone and never knew anybody there. He said he followed the other visitors and wanted to eat there.

Pilarion and his companion Alex Pesores asked Abapo to deposit his sling bag, but Abapo refused, prompting Pilarion to inspect the sling bag which contained one loaded .357 revolver.

Abapo said he carried the gun for self-defense but failed to show any papers to justify carrying his weapon outside his home.

Mactan police escorted Abapo to the police precinct for questioning. Senior Insp. Felix Cleopas III, Mactan police precinct chief, said Abapo failed to produce ID cards.

Radaza later thanked the security guards for securing her home.

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

Read Next

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of Cebudailynews. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

TAGS: carrying, Cebu City, Gun, home, lapu-lapu, Lapu-Lapu City, Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza, Lapu-Lapu City Police, Man, nabbed, Radaza
Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our regional newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.