MANILA (Mabuhay) − Authorities arrested Wednesday evening one of the police officers allegedly involved in the infamous Maguindanao massacre.
Suspect Warden K. Legawan was nabbed in Brgy. Tanyag, Upper Bicutan, Taguig City around 8:45 p.m., according to Chief Superintendent Benjamin Magalong of the Philippine National Police- Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG).
Magalong said Legawan was apprehended based on warrant of arrest for 36 counts of murder and malversation of government property.
Legawan, the 115th suspect in the massacre arrested by police, is now detained at CIDG in Camp Crame, Quezon City.
The police officer has been dismissed from service since 2009 when the charges were filed against the suspects in Maguindanao massacre. He has hidden ever since.
Fifty-eight people, most of them journalists, were killed in the massacre allegedly masterminded by members of the powerful Ampatuan clan.
Among those accused in the carnage are Andal Ampatuan Sr., the clan’s patriarch and a former Maguindanao governor, and his sons Andal Jr., Zaldy, and Sajid. They are now detained and facing charges in connection with the crime. (MNS)