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5 inmates bolt Koronadal City lock up cell

Local News • 20:07 PM Mon Jul 6, 2015
Roel Osano and Edwin Fernandez
Outsmarted cop, PO2 Teofilo Toledo (left), guard on duty of Koronadal City PNP lock up cell when five inmates bolted Monday dawn. Al Saludo of DXOM Radyo Bida was interviewing Toledo . (Roel Osano)

KORONADAL CITY - Five inmates who were arrested for illegal drug pushing here outsmarted a police officer from the Koronadal City lock-up cell Monday dawn.Those who made their way out from a crowded detention facility were Amarudin Kansang Salipada, Muhamedin Kansang Salipada,Osmena Midtawan Mamasalanao, Manalos Mamasalanao Sandigan and Nelson Labungan.Reports have it that Police Officer 2 Teofilo Toledo was sleeping on his job which the detainees took advantage of and jumped out to freedom at before 3 a.m. Monday.All the suspects were arrested during police drug buy bust operations inPurok Kings, Barangay General Paulino Santos, Koronadal City early this year.Supt. Jose Briones Jr, South Cotabatopolice provincial director, was fuming mad after learning the incident.He immediately ordered the relief of PO2 Toledo and subject him to investigation. We are still investigation, I have ordered a massive manhunt and I appeal to the relatives of the detainees to help bring them back to detention facility and defend their cases in court, Briones told DXOM-AM Radyo Bida.Initial investigation disclosed that the five suspects had plotted their grand escape long before by slowly and quietlysawing off the iron grill of the detention facility's roofing.DXOM-AM learned that SPPO2 Toledo had conducted a head court at about 1 a.m. and by 3 a.m. he discovered the damaged ceiling of the detention cell.Briones said the relatives should help the suspects surrender otherwise the law will run after them.

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