3 suspects in Pasig biker’s death arrested

October 24, 2018

MEMBERS of the Pasig Police Community Precinct (PCP) 3 arrested three suspects, who have been accused of throwing punches that led to the death of a biker who earlier figured in a road altercation in Pasig City following an operation Tuesday afternoon.

In a report submitted to Pasig Police chief Senior Supt. Rizalito Gapas, the three suspects were identified as Christopher Duran, alias Pepey, Joshua Fernandez, alias Panoy, and Leonard Jolejole, all residents of Dodge St., Bgy. Sagad, Pasig City.

Pasig PCP-3 head Chief Insp. Angel Sumulong said his men, led by PO1s Jay Arpaje and Mark Hunafa, collared the trio in an operation near their house in Bgy. Sagad at around 4 p.m. based on the warrant for murder issued by Judge Divina Gracia Lopez-Felino of Pasig City Regional Trial Court (RTC)   Branch 167 dated October 6, 2018.

Sumulong said the three suspects were tagged in the killing of Andro Jose Leonardo Saquitan, 24, of 11 A. Luna St., Bgy. Malinao, Pasig City, on June this year.

Investigation showed that the victim and a companion were riding on a separate bicycle while the three suspects who were on board a tricycle were traversing Bgy. Kapasigan when they figured in a road altercation.

Police said the suspect’s group and the victim exchanged invectives and dirty fingers at each other.

Minutes later, both groups left the place but unknown to the victim and his companion, the suspects were waiting at the end of the street.

According to reports, when the victim and his companion who was ahead of him passed along Dodge Street, the suspects suddenly appeared throw punches on the victim, causing the victim to fall off his vehicle and landed on his head on the ground.

Witnesses said the victim was unconscious when  rushed to the hospital. According to the attending doctors, the victim died of internal bleeding.

Sumulong said an informant tipped the authorities that the three suspects were seen in the neighborhood in Bgy. Sagad.

The three suspects were detained at Pasig police jail with no bail recommended.