3 rebel returnees arrested for multiple charges
Three rebel returnees have been arrested for multiple charges on September 3, 2020 at the 8th Infantry Battalion (8IB), Sitio Sto Niño, Barangay Poblacion, Impasugong, Bukidnon.
Bukidnon Police Director Col. Roel L. Lami-ing identified the suspects as Meriam Lagunday y Bajao alias “Maya,” 49, married, rebel returnee, Chairman/White Area Organizer of Pigyayungaan Cabanglasan Cluster and a resident of Purok 3, Brgy. Busdi, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon; Yolde Luranza y Acoy alias “Jibber,” 65, married, farmer, rebel returnee and a resident of Purok 1, Brgy. Caburacanan, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon; and Ben Almahan y Guilosan alias “Jonhy”, 61, married, farmer, rebel returnee and a resident of Purok 6, Sitio Bendum, Brgy. Busdi, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon.
They were arrested by virtue of Warrant of Arrest for the crime of Attempted Murder with Criminal Case No. 34188-19 with bail recommended of 72,000.00 pesos for each accused issued and signed by Judge Ma. Theresa Aban-Camannong, Presiding Judge of RTC, 10th Judicial Region, Branch 9, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon on August 14, 2019; two counts of Frustrated Murder and Four counts of Attempted Murder with Criminal Case Nos. 34131 to 34136-19 with a recommended bail bond of PhP528,000 each case and each accused issued and signed by Judge Wilfredo G. Bibera Jr., assisting Judge of RTC, 10th Judicial Region, Branch 10, Malabalay City, Bukidnon on January 6, 2020.
Members of the Provincial Intelligence Unit Tracker Team, Regional Intelligence Unit 10, Impasugong Municipal Police Station, Bukidnon 1st Provincial Mobile Force Company, Regional Mobile Force Battalion 10, and 8IB served the warrant of arrests to the suspects. (Report by BukidnonOnline.com special correspondent Mel B. Madera)