NBI ARRESTS 3 FOR MISAPPROPRIATION OF LAND

NBI ARRESTS 3 FOR MISAPPROPRIATION OF LAND

MANILA — The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) today announced the arrest of three (3) subjects in Tanay, Rizal for misappropriating and converting a sizeable area of land and falsely pretending to possess property in violation of the Revised Penal Code, as amended.

NBI Officer-In-Charge (OIC) Director Eric B. Distor identified the subjects as WILSON VAFLOR DADULA, ROMMEL AMANDORON DADULA, and MARIO ORDONA RUANTO.

OIC Director Distor said the operation stemmed from a complaint filed by the heirs of the legal owner of the subject private land.

According to the complaint, the suspects disposed, sell, and offered for sale portions of the land owned by the complainants without their knowledge and authority.

According to one of the complainants, he and his siblings are the legal heirs of the owner of the subject land as evidenced by a Transfer Certificate Title issued by the Registry of Deeds of Rizal.

The complainant further alleged that Dadula is only a caretaker of their land hired by their father to oversee the property in 2000.

In 2015, the complainant’s father brought a complaint before the Barangay seeking the ouster of Dadula.

In turn, the Barangay issued a Certificate to file an action in court against subject Dadula.

When their father died, the complainants pursued the ouster of Dadula from their land but to no avail.

To their dismay, they found out that their property is now occupied by more or less 90 families and was being sold by the subjects thru their organization called “ALPHA OMEGA WORLD DEVELOPMENT MARSHALL PROGRAM”.

Accordingly, the said organization has a membership fee of P2,500 and the members may acquire a lot ranging from 100, 200, or even 300 square meters for the amount of P350 to P500 per square meter.

After payment, the member will be issued a “Certificate of Occupancy” entitling them to possess and occupy portions of the subject property.

The NBI-RIZDO was able to strike a deal to purchase 100 square meters of land and a down payment of P50,000 subsequently given to Dadula.

With the evidence of purchase on hand, the NBI-RIZDO then hatched an entrapment operation against the subjects.

On April 26, 2021, NBI-RIZDO operatives proceeded to the agreed meeting area where the remaining balance will be paid.

They tactically placed themselves in the vicinity and after the poseur buyer handed over the marked money to Dadula, NBI-RIZDO operatives immediately arrested the three subjects.

The three suspects were presented for inquest proceedings before the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office of Rizal for violation of Article 315 paragraph 1 (b) (misappropriating and converting and paragraph 2 (a) (falsely pretending to possess property) of the Revised Penal Code, as amended.
(Kiara Lauren Ibanez/BENJAMIN CUARESMA/AI/MTVN)

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