Rape convict arrested after eight years in hiding
By Ailene N. Diaz
Catarman, Northern Samar (November 9) -- In a report from PSSupt Brigido Basio Unay, the PNP Provincial Director, it was learned that, the PNP was able to arrest a 40-year-old rape convict in the name of Alfredo Dela Bejan y Bayle who was in hiding for eight years.
Said rape convict was arrested on November 5, 2010 at about 5:00 PM near his residence at So. Lower Bunga, Barangay Sabang Tabok, Lavezares, Northern Samar.
According to PD Unay, Dela Bajan escaped along with three other inmates at Northern Samar Provincial Jail on December 31, 2001. He was sentenced for 3 counts life imprisonment by Regional Trial Court, Branch 23, Allen Northern Samar for the crime of rape.
Unay said, PSINSP Joy Garaiz Leanza, Chief of Police of Lavezares Police Station attributed the successful operation though the help of concerned citizens who relayed the information on the whereabouts of the said fugitive who for a very long time managed to evade arrest by hiding from authorities and transferring from one place to another.
The subject, Unay said, is presently in the custody of PNP Provincial office but soon be turned over to the Northern Samar Provincial Jail for proper disposition. (PIA-Northern Samar) [top]