Manila, Oct 26: An official in a Philippine city has announced a $121,000 reward for the decapitated head of an alleged leader of a car thieves’ gang.
Davao City vice mayor Rodrigo Duterte told a news conference that he would give two million pesos ($48,400) if suspect Ryan Yu is arrested and four million pesos ($96,800) if he is killed, Daily Mail reported.
Known for being tough with criminals, Duterte announced another one million pesos ($24,200) if Yu’s decapitated head was delivered to him “on ice”.
Davao police chief Ronald de la Rosa said Friday that he received text messages from people seeking assurances the reward offer was real.
He urged people to cooperate with police.
Human rights commission chairman Loretta Rosales, however, said Duterte violated the law by passing a sentence on Yu without due process.
Duterte’s offer comes as he runs virtually unopposed to regain his seat as mayor of Davao.