Authorities have arrested a sub-leader of the Abu Sayyaf Group in Quezon City.
Quezon City Police District director Ronnie Montejo presented to the media the suspect identified as Ibrahim Lambog Mullo, 26, who initially identified himself as Agimar Abi Ahaja to conceal his true identity.
He said the police received a tip from a concerned citizen that the suspect was seen on Ilang-ilang St. corner Commonwealth Avenue in Barangay Batasan Hills on Sept. 27 at around 7 p.m.
Major General Guillermo Eleazar of the National Capital Region Police Office said a combined personnel of the Quezon City Hall police detachment, led by Major Rolando Lorenzo Jr., operatives of the District Mobile Force Battalion, District Special Operations Unit, Station 6, and the intelligence group operatives of Camp Crame and the Armed Forces of the Philippines were able to confiscate an unlicensed .45-caliber pistol and a fragmentation grenade from the suspect.
Investigation showed that sometime in January 2019, Mullo arrived in Metro Manila with Arnel Flores Cabintoy alias Musab, and Feliciano Mañas Sulayao Jr. alias Abu Muslim and Rowel Adam.
Cabintoy and Sulayao were nabbed on June 15 in Barangay Culiat during the implementation of an order for the apprehension of personalities involved in the rebellion in Mindanao issued by the Department of National Defense secretary, “who is the administrator of martial law in Mindanao.”
Mullo claimed that he had just moved to Quezon City to attend to his wife who recently gave birth, saying he was working in a construction firm in San Miguel, Bulacan owned by his wife’s uncle in a housing project for the Army Scout Rangers in Kamias and Calumpang, Bulacan.
Mullo was recruited into the ASG sub-group (Ajang-Ajang Group) initially through social media by ASG sub-leader alias Pading in 2017 while he was residing in Zambaonga City.
He was enticed to join the ASG because of the promise of P10,000 monthly allowance and received his first monthly pay from Pading through an unidentified female courier whom he met in Paseo del Mar in Zamboanga City.
He said he finally decided to join the ASG in Patikul, Sulu under the group of Pading, also known as the Ajang-Ajang Group under Dash-inspired ASG leader Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan.
He admitted to having participated in several armed encounters against government troops in Patikul, Sulu.
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