- Five suspects in the tragic Jolo, Sulu bombings are now under police custody
- This is after they turned over themselves to the authorities during the weekend
- The alleged main suspect was the brother of a former Abu Sayyaf leader
The primary suspect in the twin bombings that happened in Jolo, Sulu last week is now under the custody of Philippine National Police (PNP).
KAMI learned that Alias Kamah, the brother of slain Abu Sayyaf leader Surakah Ingog, surrendered to the armed forces during the weekend.
According to PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde, 4 other people who were allegedly involved in the deadly bombings are also in the custody of the authorities.
These are Albaji Kisae Gadjali (alias Awag), Rajan Bakil Gadjali (alias Radjan), Kaisar Bakil Gadjali (alias Isal), and Salit Alih (alias Papong).
Kamah and the 4 aforementioned individuals are all part of Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan-led group who initiated the terrorist attack, as what the high-ranking police official revealed.
"Forced surrender itong nangyari because of the massive operations being conducted," he quipped in an interview with the press in Cam Crame.
Because of this, the police commits to filing several cases such as multiple murder and multiple frustrated murder against these surrenderees.
It can be remembered that on January 27, two bombs exploded at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Jolo, Sulu which caused the death of 23 people while 95 got injured.
A CCTV footage showed several men moving “suspiciously” near the church as one of them pressed something that is said to be the detonator of the bomb.
In a previous article by KAMI, Alias Kamah was initially identified as the “main suspect” of the incident after he was seen in several videos.
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