BY CRIS DIAZ, Executive Editor
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: Five workers of a communication firm were charged with theft for stealing the telephone cable wire of the state-owned Department of Information and Technology (DICT) in Bukidnon, the police said Wednesday.
The suspects, Adam Dehera y Industan, 47, of P-11 Lumbo, Valencia City, Jevirtte Fabricante y Lapuz, 29, of P-15 Musuan, Maramag, Jefrason Moneva y Gargar, 23, of P-3B Kahaponan, Valencia City, Roberto Lozada Jr y Calugas, 25, of P-2 Sto Nino, Malaybalay City and Vincent Dorman y Lacibal, 21, of P-11 Poblacion, Valencia City, all of Bukidnon were reportedly caught Sunday afternoon.
Lt. Ruel Literatus, of the Kibawe Municipal Police, said the DICT personnel caught the suspects in the act of cutting the main DICT telephone wire on post 095 to 097 in Kibawe, Bukidnon.
Literatus said that during the initial police investigation, the suspects turned out to be employees of the Valencia City-based FiberHome (Wuhan FiberHome International Technologies Phils. Inc.
He said that the Kibawe police has impounded the suspect’s service vehicles, a white Mitsubishi L300 vehicle with plate number AAI3582, registered to Phesco Incorporated owned by FiberHome, and a white Suzuki Mini Van bearing plate number MAV2576, registered to Grooswood Realty Inc. also owned by FiberHome.
Also recovered from the suspects were a total of 150-meter long telephone cable wire with an estimated value of P50,000, one piece metal saw, and two steel ladders, Literatus said.
The suspects were now in the custody of the Kibawe municipal police. -0-