A male suspect was arrested for kidnapping of minors at about 12:30 PM of February 25, 2019 at Pres. Quezon St. Extension, Barangay Commonwealth, Quezon City.
The NCRPO Regional Special Operations Unit operatives successfully arrested the suspect identified as NORLY RAFAEL y GALANIDA, 53 years old, married, native of Daet, Camariñes Norte and a resident of Miramonte Heights, Brgy. 180, Tala, Caloocan City .
The NCRPO-RSOU team received a call from a personnel of Barangay Commonwealth, Quezon City seeking police assistance because irate citizens brought an alleged kidnapping suspect to the Barangay Hall for detention, after the citizens mobbed him. RSOU operatives immediately rushed to take custody of the accused, NORLY RAFAEL y GALANIDA.
A probe revealed that the suspect forcibly abducted his victims, mostly minors, but they all managed to break away from their captor. Earlier that day, the latest of the suspect’s victims @nene, also managed to escape and went home to tell her parents of the incident. The angry parents, together with residents in the neighborhood scoured the area to track down the suspect and successfully seized him. The suspect was brought to the Barangay hall where the victim @nene, accompanied by her parents, identified the suspect as her abductor.
Further investigation revealed that the suspect had already gone viral on Facebook for roaming around different places looking for possible victims, while playing his guitar. Upon learning of the arrest of a kidnapping suspect, other victims and complainants came forward and also identified Galanida as their abductors at the Barangay Hall.
The accused and the complainants were brought to RSOU office for documentation and proper disposition.
Cases for viloation of Article 267 paragraph 4 of the Revised Penal Code (Kidnapping) and Violation of Section 10, Article VI of RA 7610 (Other Acts of Neglect, Abuse, Cruelty or Exploitation and other Conditions Prejudicial to the Child’s Development) are being prepared for filing in court.
PDIR ELEAZAR appealed to the public, “Dun sa ibang mga nakakakita sa kanya, kung meron mang mga insidente before na mga pambabastos o mga bagay na dapat nating malaman tungkol sa suspect na ito, agad itong ipagbigay alam sa atin mga police stations o dito na rin derecho sa NCRPO- RSOU”.
The NCRPO Director added,“Nililinaw din natin na ito ay isang isolated case na ginagawa ng isang tao lamang, at walang dapat ikabahala o katakutan ang ating mga mamamayan., We will file the necessary charges against this man immediately, and we will make sure he goes to jail.”