WHILE the public is still seething over two colorum van drivers who raped and robbed their two female passengers, another similar case surfaced over the weekend.
This case involves a 25-year-old taxi driver who also raped and robbed his drunk passenger in a motel in Pasig City.
Inspector Rommel Bulan, police precinct commander in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig City, identified the suspect as Ramil Marco Neric of Rei-Rette taxi, with plate number UVR 922.
Bulan said Neric was nabbed while waiting for a passenger in a taxi queue in the financial district.
Neric was positively identified by the 20-year-old victim and her friends that led to his arrest.
Police related that the victim, together with other female friends, boarded Neric’s taxi to take them to their apartment after coming from a bar.
While on their way home, the victim’s friends asked Neric to stop at a nearby gasoline station to use its comfort room.
The drunk and unconscious victim, on the other hand, was left inside the taxi.
The victim claimed that she only regained her consciousness in a motel.
She said the taxi driver raped her and took her cash and valuables before taking her to her apartment.
Charges of rape and robbery are currently being prepared against Neric.