Police arrest 96th suspect in 2009 massacre-A A +A
Friday, December 16, 2011
MANILA — Police say a man working as a hospital security guard has been arrested as the 96th suspect in a 2009 massacre in the southern Philippines that left at least 57 people dead and became the country's worst political killing.
Police said Friday that they were tipped off to Sahid Guiamadel's identity by his brother, who is seeking a reward offered by authorities for the capture of any of the more than 100 suspects still at large.
Leaders of a politically powerful clan and several of their lieutenants have been put on trial over the massacre.
They are accused of leading an ambush of a convoy and killing at least 57 people, including political opponents and media workers who accompanied them.
Police Director Samuel Pagdilao said Guiamadel was arrested Wednesday at the Cotabato Provincial Hospital. (AP)