3 Zamboanga City jail inmates escape as fire hits commercial district
ZAMBOANGA CITY – Three detainees escaped from the city jail Monday dawn as a fire was taking place at the main commercial district here.
But Supt. Luisito Magnaye, the city police director, said he had ordered an investigation and demanded full explanation from his men on how the detainees managed to slip out of their cells.
“We are taking this seriously and they have to explain to me why three detainees were able to leave the police station unnoticed. I know many of them were on alert due to the big fire nearby but there were supposed to be personnel on duty (at the jail),” Magnaye said.
Chief Inspector Helen Galvez, the information officer of the city police, identified the escaped detainees as Fahad Arip, 34, who was facing charges of theft; John Zivas Ferrer Lim, who has been charged with robbery and homicide; and Arby Aquicesca, a suspected thief. SFM
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