Detainee bolts Mambaling police station after medical check-up

By: Delta Dyrecka Letigio - CDN Digital Multi-Media Reporter | February 18,2021 - 09:34 PM
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Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for operations of the Cebu City Police Office. CDN Digital photo | Morexette Marie B. Erram

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A detainee escaped the Mambaling Police Station (Station 11) after a medical check-up on Thursday, February 18, 2021.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, the deputy director for administration of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), said in a press conference that the suspect, Alwin Amaparado Sereño, managed to escape from the police car that was transporting him back to the station after a medical check-up.

Sereño is facing charges for illegal possession of firearms and illegal possession of explosives.

Parilla said the escorting officers said Sereño, who was sitting at the back of the police car kicked the driver. When the driver stopped the vehicle, Sereño jumped out and fled. It is not clear if the vehicle used is a sedan or an open pick-up.

Still, handcuffed, Sereño was able to run away from the police car and has not been seen since.

“Right now magfocus ta sa atong manhunt operations, dayon after ana atong ipainvestigate ang nahitabo ug unsa naa bay administrative charges nga mapasaka sa atong personnel kon dunay pagpabaya sa trabaho,” said Parilla.

The Mambaling police and the escorts need to find the suspect as soon as possible as their administrative charges will grow graver over a longer period of time.

“Kailangan madakpan ang nilayas as soon as possible in less than 24 hours, or else magkadako ilang charges,” said Parilla.

The escorting police will still face an administrative investigation even if they recapture the suspect as letting a suspect escape while under custody constitute negligence on their part.

Parilla assured the escorts that they will undergo due process. /rcg

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