Friday, July 19, 2019

P1-M bounty for Imam’s killer

BAGUIO. The alleged suspect who gunned down Imam Bedejim Abdullah, a Muslim cleric and preacher in front of Kayang Business Center on December 6 was seen running inside the Maharlika Livelihood Center based on the closed-circuit television (CCTV) clips taken in the area. Muslims are now offering P1-million bounty for the immediate arrest and identification of the gunman. (Photo by Jean Nicole Cortes)

A P1-MILLION bounty was raised by Muslims in their bid to immediately arrest those responsible for the murder of Imam Bedejim Abdullah.

The Muslim community has called on anyone having information about the suspect’s identities to approach the nearest police station for immediate verification.

Baguio City Police Office city director Eliseo Tanding released photos of the suspect which they recovered from closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed near the crime scene.

“After establishing the motive, this will be followed by the identification of possible suspects based on CCTV footages and photos recovered. Officially, based on our investigation, no suspects have been apprehended,” Tanding said.

Abdullah was killed on December 6 along the corner of Shugum Street and Kayang Street in Baguio City.

The CCTV video shows the suspect sneaking up behind Abdullah before shooting him four times and running off.

The BCPO chief also formed Special Investigation Task Group Bedejim (SITG Bedejim) to speed up in solving the case.

Criminal investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Cordillera Deputy Director Leon Tallo said their agency, as part of the SITG is in the process of gathering information and looking at all angles which will be submitted to the SITG to come up with the motive and to help solve the killing of the Imam.

On Friday, December 14, the Muslim Community together with various groups conducted prayers rallies in Baguio City, and in Marawi City.


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