A COLLEGE student who earlier claimed that she was abducted in Bacolod City may face legal ramifications.
Chief Inspector Dianne Catedral, public information officer of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), said on Wednesday, February 27, that investigators of Police Station 5 determined that there was no sign or information that March Ann Baynosa, 24, an Information Technology student of University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (UNO-R), was abducted.
“There was no monitored presence of abduction or kidnapping group in Bacolod City,” she said.
On February 2, Baynosa, a resident of Toboso town but staying at Providence Negros Subdivision in Barangay Granada, was reported missing after she failed to go home that day.
She informed her family and friends through text message that she was abducted by two armed men along Barangay Granada.
The next day, she texted her boyfriend, asking him to fetch her at Capitol Park and Lagoon in Bacolod.
After she returned to her family, Baynosa refused to talk to investigators and failed to appear at the police station.
Catedral said they were coordinating with the BCPO Legal Office to determine the possible case to be filed against Baynosa.
Baynosa’s action caused public inconvenience and alarm especially to students, she added.
“This would serve as a lesson to students not to make a story or alibi that could alarm the public,” Catedral said.
In January, two abduction incidents were reported in Negros Occidental, but these turned out negative.