In the morning of May 24, 2022 (Tuesday), manhunt teams from CIDG Biliran Field Unit, CIDG RFU8 and the local police arrested the No. 1 Most Wanted Person of Cabucgayan during a police operation in Sitio Taboran, Brgy. Pawikan, Cabucgayan, Biliran.
24-year-old NICASIO AMISTOSO BABALI was arrested for committing a carnal act almost five (5) years ago when Hon. Constantino F. Esber, Executive Judge of Eight Judicial Region, RTC Br. 37 (Caibiran) Naval, Biliran issued a Warrant of Arrest for the following offenses:
- Eight (8) counts of Rape;
- Rape by Sexual Assault under Art. 266-A (2) of the RPC; and
- Acts of Lasciviousness under Sec. 5(5) of RA 7610
Investigation revealed that Babali and seven (7) others raped their victim who was then a 16-year-old Grade 10 student late evening of May 31, 2017, while having a drinking spree. The lecherous incident was repeated on June 2, 2017. The victim told her relatives about the incidents because she could no longer withstand the trauma she received at the hands of the suspects. Together with her relatives, the victim went to Cabucgayan MPS to file a complaint against said suspects.
The arrested person was brought to Cabucgayan MPS for temporary custody prior to his turn over to the court of origin while continuous manhunt operations are being conducted to locate and arrest his co-accused.
The CIDG assures that through its intensified anti-criminality campaigns, all victims of this lascivious act will receive justice and the long arm of the law will reach offenders wherever they may be.