THE camp of presidential frontrunner Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos has lauded the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) for the immediate arrest of the suspect who threatened to kill him after his path was allegedly blocked by the candidate’s convoy.
The suspect was identified as Michael Go, 49, Grab driver, a native of Arayat, Pampanga and a resident of No. 128 Jose Abad Santos St., Bgy. Sta. Lucia, Novaliches.
“I was blocked by Marcos, Jr. Pakisabi mag-ingat siya sa Tandang Sora QC. Pagdumaan siya dun babarilin ko siya di ako takot makulong. Hindi rin ako takot mamatay. Isang malaking karangalan ipaghiganti mga kasama ko aktibista biktima ng martial law,” said Go in his Twitter posted last March 15.
Col. Julio Abong, chief of the QCPD-Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit (CIDU) said prior to Go’s arrest, representatives from Marcos’ camp lodged a complaint against him because of his Twitter post.
“We commend the QCPD leadership under Gen. Remus Medina, for their quick action in apprehending the primary suspect who was responsible for issuing death threats against former Sen. Ferdinand’ Bongbong’ Marcos,” Atty. Vic Rodriguez, chief -of-staff and spokesman of Marcos.
“As much as we are trying to elevate our campaign to the highest possible level, there are still some groups and individuals who could not seem to accept our call for unity. We take these threats very seriously because we know that there are some groups who could be out to bring him harm just to stop him from winning the presidency,” he continued.
Verification made by QCPD-Anti Cybercrime Unit headed Police Lt. Michael Bernardo revealed that they tracked down Go after their record check turned affirmative.
“Bale po kasi may post siya naka-confine raw siya sa isang hospital kaya nang i-check namin, positive siya si Michael Go,” said Col. Abong who is also a lawyer by profession.
CIDU operatives and Anti Cybercrime Unit were able to locate the suspect through the help of barangay officials from Bgy. Sta. Lucia voluntarily surrendered himself to the apprehending police officers.
During investigation, Go denied the allegations against him.
“Hindi po aking account iyan kasi wala po akong Twitter account at yung FB account ko naman po ay hindi Michael Go kundi binaliktad kong pangalan na Leahcim Og,” said Go.
Officer-on-case Police Cpl. Camilo Ross they are still verifying the alibi of the suspect.
Go is now detained at the QCPD-Anti-Cybercrime Unit and charges of the Grave Threat in relation to the RA 10175 other known as CyberCrime Prevention Act are now being readied against him. By Lee Ann P. Ducusin & Melnie Ragasa-Jimena