Arrested KFR leader confesses crimes, vows to tell all

February 25, 2012 10:56 pm 

DAVAO CITY, Feb. 25 – The leader of the Dumandan kidnap-for-ransom, robbery group, who was arrested by authorities on Thursday afternoon in Panabo City, Davao del Norte, admitted to the crimes charged against him but added he did not do it alone.

Juan “Diding” Dumandan Jr., 39, told investigators that he was ready to face the consequences of his actions but before that he would first tell everything he knew about his group and those who reportedly “used” them in perpetrating crimes.

“I promise to behave while in the hands of the authorities. I am willing to be jailed,” Dumandan said in vernacular.

He was arrested by joint elements of the Regional Intelligence Unit 11 and Panabo City Police Office, led by Sr. Insp. Richard Tangente, around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday in Takuray, Barangay Nanyo, Panabo City.

Police arrested his brother, Ceasar, in August last year also in Panabo City. He is now at the Maa City Jail.

One of their brothers was also slain few years back by alleged vigilante hitmen.

Juan said he also feared for the life of his other brother, Arnel, who is still the subject of hot pursuit operation. Arnel is listed to be the top three most wanted personalities of the Davao City Police Office (DCPO).

“Unta mo surrender na sya (I am appealing for him to surrender now),” he said.

He said he already divulged to authorities the identities of his cohorts, including those who tagged him to the crimes he was not involved with.

“Dapat madakpan pud na sila (They should also be arrested),” he said. (PNA) RMA/Anthony S. Allada/ldp

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