Marikina’s No. 11 most wanted for murder falls
A gunman who is also a drug suspect tagged by the Marikina police as their No. 11 most wanted personality for various murder cases involving mostly drug users and pushers was arrested early this week.
A report reaching Chief Supt. Romulo Sapitula, Eastern Police District director, said DVD vendor Salik Maomin, a native of Lanao del Sur, was arrested in his house on Singkamas St. in Brgy Tumana around 5:45 p.m. Sunday based on a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Felix Reyes of the Marikina Regional Trial Court branch 212.
Maomin was wanted for the killing of Renato Guno, 45, and Jaime Penas, 43, who were shot dead inside their house at Champaca Extension in Brgy. Fortune around 1 a.m. in Marikina last Dec. 14, 2016.
As of Tuesday, the Marikina Police served Maomin five more warrants while he was in detention at the Marikina Police headquarters, the EPD said.
Senior Supt. Roger Quesada, Marikina Police chief, said the suspect who continued his illegal drugs operations, had been under surveillance by the Marikina Intelligence police.
After his arrest, the police later found out that he had seven pending arrest warrants. Five of these are for murder while the other two warrants are for frustrated and attempted murder.
“His victims mostly are users and pushers, mostly those who failed to remit drug earnings,” Quesada said.
Based on the records of the Marikina Police Warrant and Subpoena Section, Maomin is also accused in the killing of victims Estelito Tanyag last Aug. 26, 2016 in Brgy. Parang; Romnick Calicoy in Brgy. Marikina Heights last Dec. 20, 2016; Rafael Custodio last Sept. 20, 2016 at Brgy. Concepcion Uno; Lorie Vie Dela Cruz and Jeffrey Sumayang last March 27 at Brgy. Tumana.
Quesada told the Inquirer that Maomin could have appeared from hiding thinking that the police are less stringent now after most drug operations are no longer carried out by the Philippine National Police. /jpv