Suspect in killing of model Grab driver surrenders to police

Rambo Talabong
Suspect in killing of model Grab driver surrenders to police
Southern Police District head Chief Superintendent Tomas Apolinario Jr says the suspect, Narc Delemios, will be presented to the media Wednesday, November 8

MANILA, Philippines – The suspected killer of model Grab driver Gerardo Maquidato Jr, has surrendered to the police on Tuesday, November 7.

Southern Police District head Chief Superintendent Tomas Apolinario Jr, confirmed to Rappler  in a text message on Wednesday, November 8, that Narc Delemios has surrendered to authorities.

Apolinario refused to divulge details of Delemios’ surrender but said the suspect will be presented to the media Wednesday morning. (READ: Model Grab driver killed by thieves disguised as passengers)

The vehicle of Maquidato was brought to Camp Crame Wednesday morning.

WATCH: Car of killed model Grab driver Gerardo Maquidato Jr now at Camp Crame. @rapplerdotcom pic.twitter.com/binkLdj6GY

Police earlier  revealed that Delemios was identified by his live-in partner, who admitted to police that her cellphone was used to book the Grab trip.

Another witness had identified Delemios as a suspect in another killing, that of 19-year-old Gino Balbuena in 2014.

Police also earlier said that Delemios did not act alone in killing Maquidato and stealing the victim’s. The other suspects are still being hunted down by authorities. – Rappler.com

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Rambo Talabong

Rambo Talabong covers the House of Representatives and local governments for Rappler. Prior to this, he covered security and crime. He was named Jaime V. Ongpin Fellow in 2019 for his reporting on President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. In 2021, he was selected as a journalism fellow by the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics.