member of the San Andres police station landed in a hospital last week after he
was hacked by a rape suspect he was arresting and then accidently shot in the
leg by another policeman.
suspect himself, Efren Robles Clavo, 52, is now recuperating at the Eastern
Bicol Medical Center while handcuffed to his bed after he was likewise shot in
the stomach during the incident in the early morning of Nov. 12.
Andres PNP officer-in-charge Inspector Arthur Matos reported to Catanduanes PNP
provincial director Senior Superintendent Eduardo Chavez that shortly before
1:50 A.M., PO2 Joey Superal, PO2 Isidro Ebo, PO1 Oscar Esquierda and PO1 Biboy
Boholano proceeded to barangay Tibang armed with an arrest warrant issued by
Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 42 Presiding Judge Genie Gapas-Agbada under
Criminal Case No. 4229 for attempted rape filed against Clavo two years ago.
Provincial Prosecution Office had accused the abaca stripper of trying to rape
a 17-year old girl then asleep with her
siblings on the night of Feb. 14, 2010. The respondent allegedly covered the
girl’s mouth, laid himself on top of her, mashed her breast and kissed her
several times. When he removed her shorts, she struggled and shouted for help,
awakening her brother who chased the man away. Bail for his temporary liberty
was set at P120,000.00.
the warrant for his arrest was issued, Clavo had been eluding the law and when
the police learned of his presence in Tibang, the team proceeded to the area
after midnight. Clavo, however resisted arrest and hacked PO2 Ebo on the right
shoulder with a 24-inch bolo.
suspect also tried to hack PO1 Boholano, who was forced to shoot at Clavo’s
foot with his Cal. 45 pistol but the shot missed. Clavo took a swing at PO2
Superal, who had no choice but to try to neutralize the suspect. Unfortunately,
the first slug from his 9mm pistol hit the pavement and ricocheted into the
right leg of PO2 Ebo.
The second shot hit Clavo in the stomach and the wanted man was finally
subdued and taken to the hospital along with the wounded cop. Sources say PO2
Ebo was taken out of the provincial hospital several hours later for security
reasons after unidentified men were seen acting suspiciously in the vicinity.