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Former Cop Arrested In Muntinlupa City For Murder After 42 Years

FORMER COP – A former cop who was charged with murder 42 years ago was recently arrested at his residence in Muntinlupa City.

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The police officer, identified as Wilfredo Mogate, 65 years of age, who is now detained at the Mandurriao police station, was arrested in his house at No. 167 Bautista Street, Barangay Bayanan, Muntinlupa City at 7 PM on March 12.

The arrest warrant was issued by Judge Roger Patricio of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 38 in Iloilo city, according to Mandurriao police chief Police Major Jonathan Pinuela.

The cop was the No. 3 most wanted person in Iloilo City. The murder he was charged occurred in La Paz district sometime in 1979.

“The case was filed against him in 1979 but the arrest warrant was issued only on May 17, 2006. We reviewed the names of wanted persons in our area until we received information that he was in Muntinlupa City,”

Based on the report, no specific bail has been approved for his temporary freedom. He retired from the PNP organization 11 years ago and was a former bodyguard of then Department of Justice secretary Raul Gonzalez Sr.

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