THE hearing for the motion for the determination of probable cause filed by the counsel of one of the accused of the Roxas Night Market bombing was reset to February 3, 2017.
Regional Trial Court Branch 33 presiding judge Lope Callo ordered Saturday ordered the postponement of the hearing of the motion for determination of probable cause filed by lawyer Jose Aguila Grapilon for his client Abdul Jabbar Sema also known as Datu Masla, one of 14 persons indicted for the Roxas Night Market blast.
Grapilon said that the hearing was reset to another date as the prosecution is yet to comment on the motion, and at the same time, their side will also issue their own comment.
Meanwhile, Judge Callo also ordered the issuance of subpoena for the two accused, Jackson Usi, and Ausa Mamasapano who issued an extrajudicial confession tagging Sema in the case.
Based on the extrajudicial confession of both, Sema allegedly suggested that the bomb will used in Davao City.
Callo ordered that the subpoena be issued to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group for the appearance of Usi and Mamasapano in the next hearing.
The two were currently under the custody of the CIDG after they were arrested in Cotabato last October 29, 2016 in Cotabato City together with two others namely Zack Villanueva Lopez, Mohammad Lalaog Chenikandiyil.
The four are alleged members of Maute Group, and the police reportedly confiscated from them firearms and explosives.
Lopez was also indicted for the case, while the City Prosecution Office acquitted Mohammad Lalaog Chenikandiyil from the case.
Chenikandiyil was freed through a court order after a special proceeding was conducted to hear the writ of habeas corpus filed by his wife. Meanwhile, Sema the complainant remains at large.
The accused is facing multiple murder and multiple attempted murder before the RTC Branch 33 as he was tagged in the September 2 bombing which caused 15 deaths and injury of 69 others.