Granny kills grandson in Basilan
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Zamboanga del Sur — Angelito Sunajo Olis, 12, was picking coconuts on the family farm in Barangay Bohe Sapa, Lamitan City in Basilan when he was allegedly attacked with a bolo by his grandmother.
Police Colonel Arlan Delumpines, city police director of Lamitan, said the incident happened around 7 p.m. on Friday but they were able to respond about two hours later after a report from Jojo Manuel, the barangay chair of Bohe Sapa.
He identified the alleged attacker as Marilou Tabugara Tumangquiz, 53.
In their initial investigation, Delumpines said that Tumangquiz requested her grandson to accompany her to pick up coconuts which is why they went to the farm.
“We found the lifeless body of the young boy with both hands and feet tied with a rope and he sustained multiple hack wounds on his head, body, hands, and feet that resulted [in] his instantaneous death,” Delumpines said.
The grandmother admitted to the crime and family members claimed the old woman was suffering from mental illness.
“We are still filing a murder case against the woman. If we were late in responding, the old woman would have suffered the same fate as her grandson as the infuriated family was planning to kill her,” Delumpines said.