FIVE policemen from the Mambaling Police Station in Cebu City are facing various cases including kidnapping, rape, and other offenses over alleged acts done during anti-illegal drug operations.
The suspects were identified as Police Corporals Johnrober Rebusa, Jeffrey Alabata, Keven Gilbuena, and Police Staff Sergeants Donald Balansag and Joy Marie Alad-ad.
The National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI 7) filed the charges against the suspects and two other civilians on May 9.
An 18-year-old woman, identified as Inday, complained that she was allegedly kidnapped, forced to engage in sex, and forced to use drugs during the purported anti-illegal drug operation on September 19–22, last year.
The civilian who allegedly raped the victim and made her sniff illegal drugs was identified only as “Luis.”
These complaints led to the accusations being forwarded to the Office of the Ombudsman Visayas.
The victim’s account states that some men broke into the house of her friend in Bontores, Abunuhan, Barangay San Nicolas around 11 p.m. on September 19, 2022, while they were having a drinking session.
Her friends suddenly left the session, leaving Inday alone. Because of fear, Inday joined the group of men who barged into the house.
Inday’s face was covered when she was taken away in a vintage vehicle with license plate GAB 162.
The car broke down as they were traveling, so another one picked them up and took them to an apartment.
She claimed that while inside the apartment, she was forced to identify the local drug dealers in their area, sniff illegal drugs, and have intercourse with one of the members of the group.
On September 22, 2022, Inday was released and dropped along Kauswagan in Barangay Basak Pardo, Cebu City.
Inday suspected that the police were the ones who abducted her because only they have the authority to conduct armed raids.
In addition, she said in her statement that when she was taken inside the apartment, she overheard that a person named “Joy” was reportedly a female officer assigned to Station 11.
NBI 7 initial investigations revealed in the official records of the Mambaling Police Station and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA 7), that there was no scheduled anti-illegal drug operation in the said area at the time.
In line with this, Police Regional Office (PRO 7) Director Brigadier General Anthony Aberin has issued a relief order against the accused. (ANV)
May 24, 2023
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