ZAMBOANGA CITY – Government operatives have served a warrant of arrest for 25 counts of frustrated murder with a PHP5 million recommended bail against an Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) leader detained for kidnapping charges in Tawi-Tawi, an official said Wednesday.
Maj. Allan Alog, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group -Tawi-Tawi office chief, said the warrant was served against ASG sub-leader Injimar Mangkabong, alias Bensar Jakari, around 3:12 p.m. Tuesday at the provincial jail in Bongao, the capital town of the province.
Alog said the warrant dated Feb. 7, 2012 was issued against Mangkabong by the court of Jolo town in Sulu province.
The court has set bail at PHP200,000 for each count of frustrated murder charges against Mangkabong totaling PHP5 million.
Mangkabong was arrested by policemen on March 22, 2021 in this city for kidnapping charges.
Alog said the accused was involved in the kidnapping of five Indonesian fishermen on Jan. 15, 2020 in the vicinity of Tambisan, Sandakan City, Sabah, as well as Filipinos in the island provinces of Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.
He said Mangkabong is a sub-leader under the group of ASG leader Idang Susukan operating in the two provinces.
Policemen arrested Susukan on Aug. 13, 2020 in Davao City. (PNA)