POLICE will file charges against the 21-year-old college student who allegedly made up a story that she was abducted by three foreigners and two locals on Monday morning, January 8, on Leon Kilat St. in Cebu City.
Chief Inspector Jacinto Mandal, Carbon Police Station commander, said neither abduction nor kidnapping happened.
No bruises and wounds were found in the student's body.
The black van with license plate PMQ-128 used by the fictional abductors is registered in Metro Manila.
Mandal said they will consult the legal officers of Cebu City Police Office on what specific complaints they could file against the woman, an education major.
The charges will be filed against the woman as a reminder to the public not to make up false stories.
He said they are not detaining the woman, who was turned over to her family who is from Hilongos, Leyte, after she was found at 8:20 p.m. Monday, January 8, in Sitio Pamutungan, Barangay Jubay, Liloan, Cebu.
Nenita Wagas found the woman, whose wrists were tied up with a cord of a cellphone charger, in the vicinity in Pamutungan.
The student admitted she lost the P4,000 cash entrusted to her by a college dean. The money was proceeds of books sold to students.
She claimed the money was gone after she kept it in a locker in the school.
The student told the police she was pressured by the dean to produce the money.
Mandal said the student apologized to the police and her family.
He said that classmates described the woman as loner, who seldom talks with them.
Mandal suggested to the family to let the student undergo counseling and psychiatric evaluation. (KAL/SunStar Cebu)
Published in the SunStar Cebu newspaper on January 09, 2018.
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