BAGUIO CITY July 13 – The owner of the brand new vehicle that rammed over an innocent art’s along Bonifacio Street was recently charged by detectives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group – North Central Luzon Office (CIDG-NCLO) with reckless imprudence resulting in homicide and violation of Article 275 of the Revised Penal Code or the abandonment of persons in danger and abandonment of one’s own victim before the city prosecutor’s office here.
Senior Superintendent Jimmy Catanes, CIDG-NLCO regional chief, identified the suspect as Amar Mamosaca Macawali.
It can be recalled that Raymond John Javier Tacis , a 2, engineering student of the St. Louis University (SLU) was run-over at dawn last 11 February 2015 along Bonifacio St. by the suspect’s brand new vehicle based on the footages of a closed circuit television camera that was installed nearby.
It was initially investigated by the Baguio City Police Office until it was requested by the victim’s parents to be transferred to CIDG. The diligent investigators were mainly aided and guided by the CMAS (Crime Management Analysis System) which is one of the innovations introduced by CIDG Director Benjamin B. Magalong at the CIDG.
Earlier, the case filed by BCPO investigators against the suspect was dismissed by the city prosecutor’s office for the lack of pieces of evidence that would lead to the positive identification of the suspect as the one who perpetrated the crime.
Anti-crime advocates in the city criticized the outright dismissal of the earlier case filed against the suspect and requested that an indepth investigation be done in order to solve the crime and give justice to the victim’s family and relatives.