Bohol’s first violator of the election gun ban implemented starting yesterday was arrested in Getafe in the wee hours of Monday.
Bohol Provincial Police Office (BPPO) operations officer Sr. Insp. Raymond Halasan identified the nabbed person as Jesus Torrejas, a 27-year-old resident of Barangay Tugas of said town.
Halasan told dyRD Balita that the arrest was made following a report relayed by a concerned citizen on the suspect who allegedly brought his gun at a barangay disco.
Police then immediately responded to arrest Torrejas who was allegedly in possession of a .38 caliber revolver at 3:38 a.m.
The suspect also did not have documents to prove the legality of his gun ownership, Halasan said.
On Sunday, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) started enforcing the nationwide gun ban to officially start the election period despite the possible postponement of the October 28 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls.
Provincial Election Supervisor Atty. Eliseo Labaria earlier told the Chronicle that pending its official postponement, preparations for the barangay and SK elections continue.
Labaria bared that Comelec offices in the province will be accepting certificates of candidacy for those who will be seeking elective barangay and SK posts starting October 5 up to October 11.
The campaign period is slated to begin on October 12 and will end on October 21, Labaria added. (Rey Tutas)