Cops nab 70-year old Japanese ‘fugitive’

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ANGELES CITY – Government agents arrested Tuesday a septuagenarian Japanese long wanted by law for acts of lasciviousness offense when spotted at the bus terminal in Barangay Dau, Mabalacat City, police said.

Kenjie Sekiya, 70, of Kansai-gun, Hokkaido, Japan and temporarily residing at Xevera Subdivision, Bgy. Tabun, Mabalacat City, did not resist arrest, said Senior Inspector Arvin Hosmillo, officer –in-charge of the Angeles City Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG).

Hosmillo said Sekiya was collared on the strength of warrant arrest issued by Judge Jesusa Mylene Suba-Isip of Angeles City Regional Trial Court for Acts of Lasciviousness.

The name of the complainant was not mentioned in the report, being a minor, said Homsillo.

The fugitive, Hosmillo said was inside the fastfood restaurant when accosted politely by lawmen who informed him of the warrant of arrest. He said the Japanese was accompanied by policemen to CIDG headquarters situated at Bgy. Pampang, Angeles City.

Homsillo said the arrest of Sekiya is part of the Operation Plan “Pagtugis”, a priority program of the Philippine National Police (PNP) aimed at bringing wanted persons to justice.

Sekiya is presently under the custody of CIDG-Angeles City where he underwent documentation process. He was given opportunity to inform the Japanese Embassy of his arrest, said Homsillo.