PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief Debold Sinas said on Monday, February 22, 2021, that they have sought the assistance of the Philippine Army and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in the manhunt against nine former policemen who are wanted for the killing of four soldiers in Jolo, Sulu.
Sinas said they have provided the Philippine Army a copy of the arrest warrant against the nine policemen.
“Our dialogue is still ongoing. Ang iba hesitant mag-surrender pero binigay na rin namin copy ng warrant of arrest sa Army para tulungan kami,” Sinas said in a press conference in Camp Crame.
“Natakot sila mag-surrender because of their safety inspite of our promise to help them and to assist them dito (in Camp Crame) and assurance na dito lang sila sa Crame but of course ayaw naman nila so our manhunt is continue,” he added.
He said they have received reports that the suspects are in Jolo.
They are Abdelzhimar H. Padjiri, Hanie U. Baddiri, Iskandar I. Susulan, Ernisar P. Sappal, Sulki M. Andaki and Mohammad Nur E. Pasani, all former members of the Jolo Municipal Police Station; and Almudzrin M. Hadjaruddin, Alkajal J. Mandangan and Rajiv G. Putalan, who were formerly with the Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit (PDEU) of Sulu.
They are accused of murder over the killing of Major Marvin Indammog, Captain Irwin Managuelod, Sergeant Jaime Velasco and Corporal Abdal Asula at a police checkpoint in Jolo on June 29, 2020. (SunStar Philippines)