BOBON, Northern Samar- A security guard accused of rape was finally arrested after eight years in hiding.
Arrested on January 2 by the members of the Bobon municipal police station led by police chief, Chief Inspector Arnel Ambos, was Jeffrey Buenaobra, 31, at his house in Barangay Santa Clara, this town.
Buenaobra, who has an outstanding warrant for rape issued by Judge Alma Consuelo Esidera, presiding judge of Branch 20 RTC Catarman, Northern Samar on August 8,2008, went into hiding for eight years after he committed the crime.
“We received a tip coming from reliable source that the said accused was visibly seen at their residence on the eve of New Year. Thus, I ordered to strengthen the intelligence network as we assumed that most of wanted persons return to their domicile for holiday season,” Chief Inspector Ambos said.
Thus, after casing and surveillance, the accused, who was listed as other wanted person, was successfully arrested.
PS/Supt. Ceasar ZL Tannagan, acting provincial director, commended the operating unit for showing relentless efforts in clearing the list of wanted persons in the municipality. (PR)