Foreigner wanted for murder arrested in Taytay


    A PAKISTANI-JAPANESE man wanted for murder in Pakistan was arrested in a joint immigration and police operation in Taytay, Rizal on Tuesday last week.

    Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said Muhammad Sattar Yamamoto was arrested in Barangay Muzon in Taytay town by operatives of the Bureau of Immigration’s Fugitive Search Unit and the Batangas provincial police office.

    Morente said Yamamoto’s arrest was requested by the Pakistani Embassy which wanted him deported to face trial for allegedly murdering one Arsian Younis four years ago.

    He said Pakistani authorities informed the Philippines that Yamamoto and six other suspects fatally shot Younis after a business quarrel in March 2016.

    “A warrant for his arrest was also issued by a court magistrate in Shiekhupura, Pakistan,” Morente said, adding that Yamamoto was also the subject of an Interpol red notice issued in September 2016 in connection with the murder case.

    Morente did not say how long Yamamoto has been staying in the country, considering he is a fugitive.

    The BI said Yamamoto was also the subject of a complaint in Batangas for acts of lasciviousness.

    Yamamoto is now detained at the Calabarzon regional police office pending result of his COVID-19 test. If found negative for the virus, Yamamoto will be detained at the BI detention facility in Taguig City while deportation proceedings are ongoing, Morente said.