ZAMBOANGA CITY — 4 cops who have been concerned in a theft final yr have been dismissed from the service.
Zamboanga Peninsula Police Director Brig. Gen. Bowenn Joey Masauding stated the erring cops have been discovered responsible of grave misconduct and have been faraway from the police service efficient January 12, 2024.
He recognized them as Lt. Ariel Jolatoria, 43, Employees Grasp Sgt. Al-Najir Ynawat, 41, Employees Sgt. Edcel Nicolas, 42, and Pat. Ryan Apostol, 31.
“The Police Regional Workplace 9 (PRO 9) upholds its dedication to the best requirements of integrity, morality, and uprightness. Any misconduct or prison conduct by cops won’t be tolerated, and applicable disciplinary actions, comparable to dismissal, can be taken to take care of public belief and guarantee accountability,” Masauding stated.
The 4 have been charged with armed theft, carting away some P2.1 million together with a number of cellphones from the home of businessman Al-Ghabid Umabong Abdul in Barangay Tetuan final November 14, 2023.
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Based mostly on a blotter of the incident, the 4 faked a warrant of arrest, supposedly in opposition to Abdul’s father, and introduced themselves as members of the police’s Regional Particular Operations Group.
On the time of the crime, Jolatoria was assigned on the Regional Headquarters Help Unit; Ynawat was a member of the Metropolis Cell Patrol Unit; Apostol a member of the Zamboanga Metropolis Cell Power Firm; and Nicolas an obligation officer of the Zamboanga Metropolis Police Station 7.
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Jolatoria, Ynawat, and Nicolas have been within the police service for 17 years and seven months, whereas Apostol served for 5 years and one month.
Three of them have been arrested in numerous areas within the metropolis whereas one surrendered in Alicia city, Zamboanga del Sur.
Masauding stated the regional police management treats allegations of misconduct with the utmost seriousness and is devoted to upholding the best requirements of integrity and professionalism inside its ranks.
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“It is very important underscore that this incident doesn’t replicate the overwhelming majority of PRO 9 police personnel, who tirelessly serve and shield the group.”