2 nabbed for vote-buy­ing in Hi­noba-an

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TWO per­sons were nabbed in Hi­noba-an for al­legedly com­mit­ting vi­o­la­tion of the Om­nibus Elec­tion Code on vote-buy­ing dur­ing the May 13 elec­tions.

The sus­pects were iden­ti­fied by the po­lice as Gary Sael, 32 years old, mar­ried, farmer, res­i­dent of Purok 3, Brgy. Culi­papa, Hi­noba-an, Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal and Ritchie Lero , 46 years old, mar­ried, tri­cy­cle driver, res­i­dent of Purok 4, Brgy. Culi­papa, Hi­noba-an, Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal.

Po­lice re­port said that at about 2:00 P.M of May 13, 2019, Quick Re­sponse Team to­gether with Domingo Caberio who is a barangay ka­gawad of Brgy. Culi­papa, Gaude­cio Pe­ro­cho POLL watcher and Jun­rey Cas­tro, also a POLL watcher, all residents of Brgy. Culi­papa, Hi­noba-an, turned-over to Hi­nobaan Mu­nic­i­pal Po­lice Sta­tion the sus­pects who were caught in the act of giv­ing sam­ple bal­lot with money to the vot­ers in­side the vicin­ity of Culi­papa Ele­men­tary School to­gether with the re­cov­ered pieces of ev­i­dence from Sael which in­cludes blue body bag con­tain­ing one (1) piece sam­ple bal­lot “TEAM ESTRAO”, yel­low pad with list of names, six (6) brown en­velopes con­tain­ing cash money amount­ing to three hun­dred pe­sos (Php300) with sam­ple bal­lot in each en­ve­lope and one white en­ve­lope con­tain­ing cash money amount­ing to four hun­dred pe­sos (Php400).

Re­cov­ered from Lero on the other hand were two sam­ple bal­lots “TEAM ESTRAO” with cash money amount­ing to two hun­dred fifty pe­sos (Php250).

The to­tal money re­cov­ered all amounted to two thou­sand four hun­dred fifty pe­sos (Php 2, 450.00).

The sus­pects are now un­der the cus­tody of Hi­nobaan Po­lice Sta­tion with pend­ing case for vi­o­la­tion of Sec 261 of the Om­nibus Elec­tion Code of the Philip­pines (vote- buy­ing)./tde

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