The National Capital Region Police Chief PMGEN DEBOLD M SINAS lauded the successful manhunt operations conducted by the personnel of Sta. Cruz (PS 3) Police Station, Manila Police District which led to the arrest of their Top 3 Most Wanted Person for the crime of Rape.
According to the initial report, the arrest resulted from a follow-up operation conducted in relation with the Simultaneous Enhanced Management of Police Operations (SEMPO) by the personnel of the Manila Police District, Sta. Cruz Police Station, Intelligence/Warrant and Subpoena Branch along Road 2, Balubaran, Malinta, Valenzuela City at about 6:00 PM of October 10, 2020.
The accused was identified as AUGUST CEASAR ABIOG, of legal age, Male, Single, Jobless, formerly member of the PNP, residing at 23 Road 2, Balubaran, Malinta, Valenzuela City.
He was ranked number 3 Most Wanted Person for the 4th Quarter of calendar year 2020 by virtue of a Warrant of Arrest dated APRIL 1, 2014 issued by Honorable SILVERIO Q. CASTILLO of Regional Trial Court Branch 46, Manila for the crime of Rape docketed under Criminal Case Number 13-29-8728-20 with no bail recommended.
The accused is presently detained in the Custodial Facility of Sta. Cruz Police Station pending the return of the Warrant of Arrest and issuance of commitment order by the court of origin.
“I commend the successful manhunt operation by the personnel of Manila Police District, Sta. Cruz Police Station which led to the arrest of this top wanted person for the crime of Rape. Your unwavering dedication to duty reflects our commitment to ensure that persons with pending warrants of arrest will be brought before the court to answer for the charges filed against them,” said PMGEN SINAS.