The former police sergeant, Luis Aníbal Martínez Vilañez, alleged ringleader of September 30, 2010 revolt surrendered himself to justice this afternoon in Quito and was transferred in the Public Prosecutor’s Office, where he gave his statement. The Government offered a $ 10,000 reward for information about his whereabouts.
Juan Ruales, chief of the Police staff, reported that the former police voluntarily surrendered.
Martinez, 47 years old and 25 years working as a police, was one of the soldiers who incited, through a radio patrol frequency, his fellows to join violent actions in order to prevent the departure of President Rafael Correa, who remained in the Police Hospital that day.
Martinez, along with Captain Paul Cordova Miguel Coronel, also a fugitive, called themselves “fighters.” Both belonged to the late Operating Anti-Crime Group (GAO), to which several cases of violation of Human Rights, illegal detentions, and disappearances, are attributed.
Source: El Universo