Updated 19:16 PM PHT Thu, November 17, 2016
(CNN Philippines) — Five policemen from Cagayan de Oro accused of kidnapping were arrested by authorities on Tuesday.
Senior Inspector Ereneo Ramirez, chief of the Crime Against Person and Property Desk (CAPPD) and his subordinates PO3 Alejandro Ubanan, SPO2 Jojo Lim, SPO1 Alaindelon Tacubao, and PO2 Sangkula Hussein were all brought to the jail facility of the National Bureau of Investigation in Region 10 (NBI-10).
The five are accused of kidnapping Enrique Fernandez III on October 23 at Pueblo de Oro, Upper Balulang.
According to Pastor Oran III, NBI-10 special investigator, Fernandez's live-in partner recently sold property worth P6.5 million, which could be the motive behind the abduction, however, the NBI is looking at other angles pertaining to the case.
Hans Barbaso, NBI-10 acting Dssistant Regional Director, said they are working on uncovering the reason behind the kidnapping.
Barbaso said NBI-10 will take custody of the suspects, and the complaint against them has been given to the City Prosecutor's Office.
They may be brought to the city jail should the prosecutor issue a commitment order.
The NBI filed charges of kidnapping and violation of RA 6539, or the Anti-Carnapping Act, against the suspects.
NBI-10 has yet to determine the whereabouts of the victim.