Kidnapper of baby boy nabbed in La Trinidad

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The 3-day old baby boy who was earlier kidnapped inside the State-run Benguet General Hospital (BeGH) Tuesday afternoon was rescued from his abductor while the perpetrator of one of the town’s celebrated crime was arrested by combined police operatives and intelligence agents inside her residence at Puguis, here, Friday night.

Police authorities identified the arrested kidnapper as a certain Janybee Antonio Agayao, 24, married, a native of Ucab, Itogon, Benguet and a resident of Puguis, La Trinidad, Benguet.

Probers received a tip from concerned citizens living in the neighborhood that the kidnapped child and his abductor were living in one of the residences in Puguis that prompted them to organize a composite team to conduct the required police operation to spare the child from danger.

The suspect was arrested by the responding police operatives and the missing child, who was earlier named as John Miller Vicente, 3 days old, was rescued from his abductor and brought to a still undisclosed hospital for the conduct of medical supervision.

Initial police interview with the suspect showed that she allegedly hoodwinked her husband into marrying her because she was pregnant when she was actually not, thus, she was forced to go to the extent of carting away the young boy from his parents for her and her husband to take care.

However, no further details were culled from the suspect as she was subjected to confinement following the alleged she stress that she suffered because of her arrest.

It can be recalled that the newly born John Miller was taken from her parents by the suspect, who posed as a certain Dr. Ramos, for him to undergo the required weighing and medical check up but she never returned the baby boy to his parents that prompted them to seek police assistance.

Based on the CCTV footages of the hospital, the suspect was seen carrying two large bags, one of which was the one which she used to cover the baby boy for him not to be noticed by security guards and hospital personnel, and immediately proceeded outside the compound then boarded a taxi that sped off towards an undisclosed direction.

The Vicente family expressed their gratitude to all those who worked hard for the arrest of the suspect and the recovery of their new born child, saying that they are inclined to file kidnapping charges against the suspect for her to learn a lesson from her illegal actions that caused them sleepless nights.

John Miller is the fourth and only male child of the spouses Vicente who trace their roots from Ambassador, Tublay and Catlubong, Buguias, Benguet.

Police officials deployed sufficient personnel in the hospital where the suspect is temporarily confined to secure her and ensure her security while being accorded the necessary medical treatment until such time that she will be given a clean bill of health for her to face the charges to be filed against her before the provincial prosecutor’s office.

By Dexter A. See