A wanted man accused of raping a minor was finally found and arrested by the police after the suspect went into hiding for several months.
Romeo Lumagod, a 32-year-old farmer and a resident of Baranggay Garcia in Butuan, was found and apprehended by the authorities in the town of Catigbian.
According to the police, the suspect fled right after allegedly raping a minor in Catigbian last year.
After being at large for several months, the police received a tip regarding the whereabouts of Lumagod which led to his arrest.
As he is now in police custody, two counts of rape await Lumagod.
Roldan Curaza, a resident of Purok 4, Barangay Salvador, Sierra Bullones, was also arrested by the authorities for a separate rape case.
According to the Sierra Bullones police, the rape incident took place on December 6, 2015.
Caruza reportedly leftÂ the townÂ after the alleged rape incident.
He fled and reportedly stayed away from Sierra Bullones for several months but the police learned that he was already back at his residence.
This prompted the authorities to immediately move in and arrest the suspect who was indeed back at his home in Sierra Bullones. (with reports from Allen Doydora)