No decision yet to move JI man's wife to another jail-A A +A
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
THE Regional Trial Court (RTC) has yet to decide on the petition transferring the wife of a Malaysian national, who was allegedly a member of Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), to another jail facility.
The accused was identified as Annabele Nieva Lee, who hails from Sorsogon in Bicol Region. Lee was arrested after his husband, Mohd Noor Fikrie Abd Kahar, was gunned down by authorities on Camus St. in Davao City on December 10, 2012.
Based on the order dated January 7, 2013, RTC Branch 14 Judge George Omelio ruled that the court will decide on the request of the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) to transfer Lee to another jail facility in January 11 during her arraignment.
Major Bill Pasia, commander of the Naval Intelligence and Security Group (NISG), earlier requested DCPO Director Ronald Dela Rosa to transfer Lee to a more secured jail facility.
Dela Rosa, in an interview, refused to go into details on the request of the NISG, for security purposes.
"One thing for sure, we will maintain the peace and order here in the city. As of now, we are waiting for the decision of the court whether Lee will be transferred to another jail facility or she will remain in our custody," he said.
Lee was charged with violation of the Presidential Decree 1866 amended by Republic Act 9516, or The Illegal Possession of Firearms.
The City Prosecutor’s Office (CPO) found probable cause to charge the accused, following the evidence presented by the authorities.
Recovered from the possession of the accused was the improvised explosive device made of 60mm mortar. Authorities also recovered mobile phones and other "explosive materials" from the accused.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on January 09, 2013.