NBI nabs retired cop for murder after 25 yrs

THE National Bureau of Investigation on Friday said operatives of the NBI-International Operations Division and NBI-Intellectual Property Rights Division arrested  a former  Philippine Constabulary  officer for murder. 

The NBI said the suspect, Rodolfo “Boy” Gamuyao, 63 years old, a former PC  officer and a retired Police Officer 3, had gone into hiding and had remained at large to evade arrest and prosecution, right after the Regional Trial Court, Branch 54, Bacolod City issued on July 1, 1992 a “No Bail Warrant of Arrest”  against him for the crime of murder. 

Intelligence information disclosed that Gamuyao  and his group were engaged in illegal activities such as gun running of high-powered firearms and drug distribution in Region VI.      

After a series of investigation, NBI operatives were able to confirm from informants the suspect used to hang out with former PC officers in some areas in Ilo-Ilo, Bacolod and Guimaras.

A joint operation of NBI-IOD Interpol and NBI-IPRD was then formed to apprehend the suspect.

On April 19, 2017, at 1 p.m., suspect was spotted at the food court of Terra Plaza, Bacolod City taking his lunch with some friends. 

ARM OF THE LAW. NBI spokesman Ferdinand Lavin (standing) talks to former policeman PO3 Rodolfo Gamuyao, 63, who was caught recently by authorities after hiding for 25 years on charges of murder, illegal possession of firearms and drug distribution in Region 6. Norman Cruz

Immediately thereafter, operatives approached the suspect, introduced themselves and arrested him. 

After the apprehension, Gamuyao  was brought to NBI-Bacolod District Office where he was booked, photographed and fingerprinted for record purposes. 

In the evening that day, Gamuyao was brought to NBI Manila where he again underwent the Bureau’s standard booking procedures.

A return of warrant of arrest was made with the court in compliance with the court’s order. 

The suspect is temporarily detained in NBI detention cell, awaiting the court’s commitment order.

Topics: National Bureau of Investigation , Rodolfo “Boy” Gamuyao
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