Marawi City vice mayor nabbed for rebellion

JOINT team of soldiers and policemen arrested the vice mayor of Marawi City for rebellion, officials said Wednesday, March 13.

Colonel Romeo Brawner, Jr., Army’s 103rd Infantry Brigade commander, said arrested was Vice Mayor Arafat Salic of Marawi City, Lanao del Sur.

Brawner said Salic was arrested by joint team of Army’s 82nd Infantry Battalion and policemen in a law enforcement operation by serving an arrest order around 10 a.m. Wednesday at the City Hall of Marawi.

“Salic is included in the Office of the Martial Law Administrator Arrest Order dated September 4, 2017 for rebellion case,” Brawner said.

Brawner said Arafat was subjected to medical check-up and custodial debriefing for his eventual turnover to the police for proper disposition.

Brigadier General Roberto Ancan, Army’s 1st Infantry Division, lauded the efforts of 103rd Brigade, 82nd Infantry Battalion and Marawi City police for the successful implementation of martial law arrest order.

“The 1st Infantry Division supports the Commander-in-Chief’s declaration of martial law. We will perform our duties in accordance with the law, respecting the rights of every individual and their properties,” Ancan said.

“We take pride of the overwhelming support of the constituents and stakeholders in our area of responsibility as we perform our mandate to serve the people and secure the land,” Ancan added. (SunStar Philippines)


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