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Basilan doc facing 26 counts of cybercrime raps yields

September 26, 2019 - Thursday 2:09 AM by PNA

Article Banner Image CYBERCRIME SUSPECT. A mugshot of cybercrime suspect Dr. Chao-Tiao II New Yumol, a physician from Lamitan, Basilan, who voluntarily surrendered to police in Parang, Maguindanao on Tuesday night (Sept. 24, 2019). Photo courtesy of Parang MPS

COTABATO CITY – A physician from Lamitan City, Basilan, who is facing 26 counts of cybercrime charges. surrendered to police authorities in Parang, Maguindanao on Tuesday evening.

Lieutenant Colonel  Ibrahim Jambiran, chief of the Parang police office, said that they are in custody of Dr. Chao-Tiao II New Yumol, 35, who is charged for violation of Republic Act 10175, or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, before the Regional Trial Court Branch 12 in Zamboanga City.

Judge Gregorio dela Peña III of RTC Branch 12 – Zamboanga City issued the arrest warrant against Yumol on September 19, 2019.

The physician was charged for allegedly maligning on social media several people in Lamitan City, including workers at the local government unit.

“He voluntarily gave up after learning that an arrest warrant was issued against him by the court,” Jambiran said.

The court has recommended an P80,000 bail bond for each count of cybercrime case filed against the suspect for a total P2,080,000.

Initial investigation revealed that Yumol arrived in Cotabato City on Monday via a Cebu Pacific flight from Manila.

He then proceeded the next day to the Police Regional Office – Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, also situated in Parang town, before his turnover to the local police office for proper booking procedure.

Jambiran said preparations are underway for the turnover of the physician to the Zamboanga court. PNA