In line with the relentless campaign of the National Bureau of Investigation against all forms of criminality, operatives of NBI-Special Action Unit arrested four Chinese nationals and a Filipino in Pasay City for kidnapping and serious illegal detention.
In a statement released on Friday, NBI Director Dante A. Gierran identified the suspects as Dong Daheng, Lu Lihui, Zhang Xiaolin, Ye Jintao, all Chinese nationals, and Ann Michelle Del Rosario Melendez, a Filipino.
Arrested suspects were presented on Feb. 16 for inquest proceedings before the Office of the City Prosecutor of Pasay City for Kidnapping and Serious Illegal Detention. They are currently detained at the NBI Detention Center.
Meanwhile, operatives of the NBI-National Capital Region arrested a suspect for Usurpation of Authority and Illegal Possession of Firearm in Parañaque City.
Gierran identified the suspect as Jay-Ar Fortuno Lim, who represented himself as a Police Officer under the PNP-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group.
Verification from the PNP-CIDG showed that suspect is not an officer nor an employee of PNP-CIDG. The suspect was charged for violation of Section 31 of R.A. 10591 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act, and Usurpation of Authority as punishable under Article 177 of the Revised Penal Code.
The operation stemmed from a complaint alleging that suspect went to the house of the complainant and introduced himself as a Commissioned Officer of the PNP-CIDG.
The subject leased the two properties of a residential house and a vacant lot, for P 20,000 and P7,000, respectively, and gave the complainant post-dated checks as payment for the rent.
Suspect then offered the complainant to facilitate the transfer of the Title of the lot of the house the complainant is occupying from the name of the previous owners to the name of the complainant’s children in consideration of P600,000. Suspect then told the complainant that he will first shoulder the expenses.
After some time, suspect told the complainant that the processing is already underway and asked for an advanced payment of P 260,000 to which the complainant complied. But when the complainant tried to encash the first check with the bank, said check was dishonored due to insufficient funds.
The complainant confronted the suspect about the check and the subject immediately replaced the dishonored check with cash. The suspect also took the other checks from the complainant and told her that he will just pay his monthly rent in cash but failed to do so.
When complainant confronted again the suspect regarding the unpaid rent and the construction of a house in one of the properties rented by the suspect without her consent, the suspect raised his voice and pulled his gun form the body bag and tucked it in his waist to threaten the complainant and demanded payment of the remainder of the P600,000 which they have previously agreed.