After more than four years in hiding, a man tagged as the 10th most wanted person in Cotabato Province was arrested in Tagbilaran City for allegedly raping his minor daughter.
Operatives of the Bohol police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) led by Major Patrick Ramillano apprehended Kidapawan City native Tito Enero, 42, at a construction site in Barangay Cabawan on Wednesday.
According to police, Enero who was working as a laborer at the site was arrested through an arrest warrant for five counts of rape issued in August, 2015 by Judge Alandrex Betoya, acting presiding judge of the 12th Regional Trial Court Branch 23 in Kidapawan City, Cotabato.
Kidapawan City police recently traced Enero after he bought a motorcycle in Tagbilaran City prompting them to alert the CIDG and the Provincial Intelligence Branch, said Ramillano.
Authorities however had no recent photograph of Enero who had also started using the name “Lito.”
Police were only able to identify him through the motorcycle bought under his real name, Ramillano said.
Members of the City Traffic Management Office led by retired police lieutenant Antonio Samante attempted to impound Enero’s motorcycle, which was illegally parked, and waited for him to claim it.
Police immediately apprehended Enero who covered his face with cloth as he attempted claim and move his illegal parked motorcycle.
Enero remained under the custody of the Bohol Provincial Police Office at Camp Francisco Dagohoy in Tagbilaran City and was set to be transported to Kidapawan City. (W. Maestrado)