Kidnapped 3-year old girl rescued in Cubao

CRIMINAL Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) operatives rescued a 3-year old kidnap victim and at the same arrested the abductor in a bus station in Cubao, Quezon City, this morning.

CIDG chief, Police Director Samuel D Pagdilao Jr. identified the suspect as Baby Nelda N Diwa, 53, a resident of Nagkaisang Nayon, Novaliches, Quezon City.

Pagdilao said that elements of CIDG’s Women and Children Protection Division (WCPD) arrested Diwa, around 7:40 am today in Baliwag Bus Terminal Transit, EDSA, Cubao.

CIDG-WCPD chief, Police Superintendent Emma M Libunao said that the rescue stemmed from the complaint of the parents of the victim that the suspect abducted the kid last January 23 at Pure Gold Supermarket along Paso de Blas, Valenzuela City.

Maria Aiza Inguito, 22, of Brgy Canumay West, Valenzuela City told CIDG investigators that around 3:30pm of January 23, the suspect fetched her and the child at their home and went to Pure Gold Supermarket to buy some groceries.

Inguito said that because she knew Diwa as the estranged girlfriend of her cousin Albert Talamo, she agreed to the suspect’s invitation. While at the counter, the suspect took the victim and told her mother that she forgot to buy the girl some chocolates but the suspect didn’t show up after that.

Inguito called up her husband to help her search for the missing daughter. They even tried to look for the suspect and their daughter in Munoz, Quezon City where suspect used to live but the son of the suspect informed them that she no longer lives there.

Later that night, the suspect sent the couple some text messages threatening to kill the child if the couple will not give into her demands.

Inguito told CIDG investigators that the suspect told them that she will only return the child safely if they will convince her ex-lover, Albert, to come back to her. After the couple agreed to the demand of the suspect, they sought the help of the CIDG who successfully rescued the victim this morning.

A case of violation of Sec 2, Article 270 or Kidnapping of Minors is being readied against Diwa.

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