7 suspects in ICRC workers’ kidnapping sued

Seven people suspected to be in cahoots with the kidnappers of three Red Cross workers in Sulu have been formally charged in court.

The police identified the suspects as SPO3 Muhilmi Ismula, a member of the Sulu Provincial Police Operations Intelligence Section, PO2 Marcial Ahajan assigned to the Indanan Municipal Police Office, SPO1 Sattal Jadjuli of Patikul PNP, Alano Mohammad who is the Barangay Captain of Kanaway, Parang town, Julhassan Awadi Barangay Chair of Sawaki, Indanan Municipality, Hadjirul Bambra and Ibnogajir Hadjirul.

The suspects are now in the custody of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Zamboanga City.

Superintendent Jose Bayani Gucela, spokesman of the Directorate for Integrated Police Operations, said the suspects are believed to have given logistical support to the Abu Sayyaf Group in carrying out their kidnap plan for the ICRC workers.

Gucela said the suspects were found to be related to top Abu Sayyaf commanders by blood or marriage. PO2 Ahajan’s third wife is said to be slain Abu Sayyaf Commander Mujiv Susukan’s former wife while SPO3 Ismula is said to be the first cousin of Albader Parad’s father.

Gucela said the suspects denied involvement in the case. But he also said, Mary Jean Lacaba also confirmed that she has overheared the names of the suspects being mentioned by their kidnappers during her days in captivity.

“Maryjean has yet to issue her formal affidavit on this,” Gucela said.

Queenie B. Casimiro, ABS-CBN News Zamboanga

Published in: on April 6, 2009 at 1:15 pm  Comments Off on 7 suspects in ICRC workers’ kidnapping sued  
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