Sayyafs free Zamboangueño bizman-A A +A
By Bong Garcia
Friday, February 22, 2013
SUSPECTED Abu Sayyaf bandits have freed the 42-year-old Zamboangueño businessman in the island province of Sulu, a top police official reported Friday.
Senior Superintendent Edwin de Ocampo, Zamboanga City police officer-in-charge, said Edgar Fabella was freed around 10 a.m. of Friday at the wharf of Jolo, the capital town of Sulu.
De Ocampo did not mention whether ransom was paid in exchange for the release of Fabella except in saying the family negotiated for his release.
Fabella spent one month and 11 days in captivity.
Fabella was seized by five gunmen in the evening of last January 11 while he was standing outside his house in the village of Maasin.
The gunmen forced him to board on a waiting motorized banca that sped towards the direction of Basilan province.
Fabella owns and manages a general merchandize store and an eatery in the village of Maasin.