POLICE on Monday afternoon captured the no. 1 most wanted person in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay, Police Regional Office 9 director, Chief Superintendent Emmanuel Luis D. Licup said yesterday.
Licup identified the arrested suspect as Felix de los Santos Jr., a 60-year old resident of Purok 5, Tag-abaca, Basilisa, Dinagat Island who is wanted for rape in relation to Republic Act 7610 or the anti-child abuse law.
The official said that members of the Ipil Municipal Police Station led by Chief Inspector Lee Eric Humpa tracked down the suspect in his hiding place in Purok Aloe Vera in Bgy. Buluan and arrested him on the strength of a warrant of arrest issued by Judge Catalina Shinete Tare-Palacio of the Surigao City Regional Trial Court Branch 32 with no bail recommended.
The suspect is now being held at the Ipil police detention facility pending his turnover to the Surigao City police.