2 of 3 jail escapees killed in Bohol
Two of the three escapees from the Bohol District Jail in Tagbilaran City were killed Tuesday evening in an alleged encounter with police authorities in Purok 2, barangay Bood, Ubay town.
Mario Ilaya, 23, of Tambuan, Carmen town and Bryan Ceniza, 23, of Napo, Inabanga town were pronounced dead at the Don Emilio del Valle Memorial Hospital.
They sustained gunshot wounds in their body after the shootout that the escapees allegedly initiated.
The third escapee, Exequiel Aniscal, 50, from San Vicente, Maribojoc remained at large as he was not with the two during the shootout.
Ilaya was facing robbery with violence and intimidation against persons and Ceniza was facing murder, carnapping, highway robbery and illegal possession of firearm charges while Aniscal was facing robbery with homicide charges.
Bohol Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) chief Supt. Jovito Atanacio said his unit, the operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)-Bohol headed by Chief Insp. Rene Kyamko and Ubay Police headed by Senior Insp. Miguel Andeza went to the area after receiving information earlier that day from a tanod of barangay Bood about the presence of two armed persons.
The tanod was able to confirm that the two were among of the escapees based on the photos published in the province’s local papers.
Atanacio said the two stayed in one of the houses in Purok 2 and the operatives had to wait for the two to come out to avoid harming the other occupants of the house.
When the tanod signaled that the two are outside the house, they positioned themselves and waited for the two escapees to come nearer to their location.
They then identified themselves as policemen and appealed to the two to surrender.
But Atanacio said the escapees instead pulled out their guns and starting shooting at them.
The police fired back hitting the two in the different parts of their bodies.
Recovered from Ceniza was .45 caliber pistol with five live ammunition and while Ilaya had a .38 caliber revolver with two live ammunition and two empty shells in his possession.
Ilaya, Ceniza and Aniscal escaped from the Bohol District Jail in Cabawan District in Tagbilaran City while the jail was busy in the rehearsals for the graduation ceremony of an alternative learning program at 2 p.m. Thursday.
The footage from the CCTV camera showed Aniscal poked a gun at a jail officer at gate 6 and took his .45 caliber service firearm.
They proceeded to Gate 2 and took the caliber .9mm service firearm of another jail guard and fled on a motorcycle parked nearby with the key left in it. It was not yet known why they were able to hold a gun inside the jail facilities.
Atanacio appealed to Aniscal to surrender.
He also asked Aniscal’s relatives, family and friends to convince him to surrender, assuring them that he will not be harmed. /Correspondent Jhunnex Napallacan
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