Girl seized in Oroquieta rescued in Zambo

ZAMBAONGA CITY (MindaNews / 25 July) – Operatives of the Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) have rescued on Wednesday an 18-year-old girl who was abducted by an alleged policeman in Misamis Occidental, the local police reported Friday.

Rescued by ZCPO’s Police Station 9 operatives was Lyka Noblefranca, a resident of Lower Langcangan, Oroquieta City, Misamis Occidental.

Senior Supt. Angelito Casimiro, officer-in-charge of the ZCPO, said Noblefranca was rescued around 3:42 p.m. Wednesday at Sitio Dumagsa, Barangay Ayala, this city.

Casimiro said the rescue of Noblefranca came after her mother “sought assistance to rescue her daughter” who was informed by the victim “as to her whereabouts.”

Casimiro said the victim was abducted last July 7 in Oroquieta City and was taken to this city.

However, he said that the suspect, Wilson Garcia, remains at large.

SPO2 Alexander Mabalot, ZCPO information officer, disclosed that Garcia is a policeman, according to information he received from Police Station 9 based in Barangay Ayala, this city.