Jailed Abu Sayyaf bandit served warrants for KFR

October 2, 2021 Alfred P. Dalizon 361 views

A member of the notorious Abu Sayyaf Group was served a warrant of arrest for eight counts of kidnapping with serious illegal detention by the Anti-Kidnapping Group (AKG) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday, PNP-AKG director, Brigadier General Rudolph B. Dimas told the Journal Group.

Munid Dagam Bararuddin, a 54-year-old security guard from Bgy. Latuan in Isabela City in Basilan, was presented the warrants issued against him by Judge Leo Jay Principe of the Isabela City Regional Trial Court Branch 1 on January 28, 2008, at the AKG Mindanao Field Office in Zamboanga City, said the official.

Dimas said AKG-MFU officials led by Major Jonathan Rabanal and Lieutenant Colonel Restituto Pangusban informed the accused of his offense and apprised him of his constitutional rights in a language known to him.

The arrest was also recorded on video in compliance with a Supreme Court directive.

Dimas said the suspect is a known member of the Abu Sayyaf founded by the late Khaddafi Janjalani. He was monitored to have participated in the kidnapping of eight persons including then 13-year-old Ruben Baldesamos Jr. at the Golden Harvest Plantation in Bgy. Tairan in Lantawan, Basilan on June 11, 2001.

Dimas said that the eight were held captive in the mountains of Lantawan and Sumisip for four months and two days.