Upon his arrival at the Francisco C. Ada Saipan International Airport at past 12am Sunday, March 17, Department of Public Safety deputy commissioner Ambrosio Ogumoro was served a DPS termination letter effective March 24. A penal summons for him was issued days earlier in connection with shielding former attorney general and now fugitive from justice Edward T. Buckingham in August 2012.
He is now under house arrest.
DPS Capt. Pete Leon Guerrero led police officers in serving the termination letter in one of the private rooms at the airport. Ogumoro, who went to Canada on official DPS business and later on took a personal leave, turned in his government car key and mobile phone to waiting DPS officers at the airport.
When Ogumoro emerged from the arrival area, he motioned “thumbs up” and said “Good morning” towards the direction of reporters waiting for him.
Ogumoro repeatedly said “no comment” to all the questions related to the arrest warrant and termination letter, as well as the rescue boat he was supposed to inspect in Canada to determine whether it meets compliance requirements.
Others involved in the Buckingham airport incident last year were arrested two weeks ago. Ogumoro is set to appear in court on Monday.
More details in Monday's paper.