CEBU CITY — An exhausted and hungry-looking man who was detained on the police station right here on suspicion of being an Abu Sayyaf straggler turned out to be not a member of the Abu Sayyaf in any respect, the native police stated.
Clarin Mayor Allen Ray Piezas stated the man was recognized as Albert Laguna by police and native officers of Catigbian city.
Laguna, a resident of Barangay Amboan, Catigbian, was stated to be affected by psychological sickness, the mayor stated.
The man was later turned over to the police station in Catigbian.
Laguna, trying hungry, drained and disoriented, was discovered wandering in Clarin city and was held for interrogation on the native police station on Tuesday morning on suspicion that he was a part of the Abu Sayyaf group being hunted by authorities troops.
The man, apparently a stranger to the remainder of the neighborhood in Clarin, was apprehended previous eight a.m. on Tuesday in Sitio Redland in Barangay Bacani in Clarin — the positioning of a firefight since Saturday.
A police officer tracked him and chased him on the street. When collared, the man refused to reply questions from the policeman.
At round 9 a.m., he was delivered to the station for interrogation.
Police had stated the suspect resembled a man linked to the Abu Sayyaf and recognized solely by the alias “Richard,” whom authorities troops had been searching down. He appeared thinner than the “Richard” sought by authorities troops based mostly on the accessible description of him. The man additionally appeared exhausted and hungry.
When requested for his identify, he solely replied “Albert.” SFM/rga
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