Police catch Marikina’s ‘most wanted’ after 8 yearsBy Niña Calleja
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Marikina police said it had solved at least five murder cases with the arrest of the city’s most wanted man believed to be involved in a series of shooting incidents in the area.
Alex Sultan, of Barangay Tumana, Marikina City, was arrested Tuesday on the strength of a warrant issued by Judge Felix Reyes of Marikina Regional Trial Court Branch 272.
Supt. Emmanuel Tabuena, deputy head of the Marikina police, said Sultan had been linked to a string of robbery and murder cases and had been the subject of a manhunt since 2004.
“His recent victims include SPO Rocco Matic, who was shot dead in front of his children on Sunday and Jaime Naval, a retired Navy officer who was killed inside his home the same day,” Tabuena said.
The other alleged victims were Sheryl Tan, a former bail bondsman or “piyansadora;” Mark Anthony Flores, a security guard of the Land Transportation Office; and a man identified as Joseph Castillo.
Witnesses in the four cases and a video on a closed-circuit television camera in front of the LTO office had pointed to Sultan as the gunman, Tabuena said.