Cops arrest rape suspect PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 27 May 2013 11:12

A man was arrested yesterday morning in Barangay Mangusu, four days after he raped a woman in Sta. Catalina.

City Police Director Sr. Supt. Edwin De Ocampo identified the suspect as Joliven Manoop y Flores of Mangusu. He was nabbed by policemen of the Vitali Police Station led by Sr. Insp. Joel Tuttuh around 8 a.m.

Manoop’s arrest came after a woman, whose identity has been withheld, appeared at the Vitali Police Station to lodge a complaint against him for raping her in Sta. Catalina last May 22.

Acting on the complaint, Tuttuh and his men conducted a hot pursuit operation in Mangusu where Manoop was spotted.

Manoop was detained temporarily at the Vitali Police Station pending his turnover to the City Police Office’s Women and Children Section for the filing of charges in court.

Meanwhile, Renie Kahal, 21, of Mariki was arrested by policemen of the Zamboanga City Public Safety Company for maltreating his 13-year-old step-son, the other day.

A police report showed that Kahal struck the boy with a cable wire.

Police said the boy had asked for a mango from Kahal but the latter became upset and hit him with a cable wire. – Dan Toribio Jr.