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Friday, July 19, 2019

DOJ indicts 2 Abu Sayyaf members for rebellion

THE Department of Justice (DOJ) has indicted for rebellion two alleged members of the Abu Sayyaf group apprehended last week while purchasing medicines to be used for treating terrorists injured in Marawi City.

Justice Undersecretary Erickson Balmes said criminal information against Jadzrie Saabdula and Jamal Jamil were filed before the Cagayan de Oro City Regional Trial Court on Tuesday afternoon.

The names of the two accused are listed on the Arrest Order no. 02 issued by martial law administrator and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.

Saabdul, a nurse, and Jamil, a fisherman, were arrested in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur, while they were purchasing antibiotics and anti-bacterial pain relievers at a pharmacy.

Saabdula is reportedly the brother of slain Abu Sayyaf leader Nadzmi Saabdula alias Commander Global.

The DOJ has already indicted a number of suspected members of the Maute and Abu Sayyaf group since martial law was proclaimed last May 23.

Among them are Marawi City mayor Fajad Salic, Mohaamad Maute, Faridah Pangompig Romato, Aljadid Pangompig Romato and Abdulralman Dimakuta Sevad. (SunStar Philippines)

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