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Complaints filed vs. suspects in Lanao del Sur Gov. Adiong ambush —Azurin

Complaints have been filed against several suspects in the ambush on the convoy of Lanao del Sur Governor Mamintal Alonto Adiong Jr., Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police General Rodolfo Azurin Jr. said Monday.

“On March 2, 2023, SITG ‘Gov Adiong’ filed criminal complaints for four counts of murder, three counts frustrated murder, and multiple attempted murder against several suspects before the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor, Hon.  Samsodin Bedar in Marawi City,” he said in a press briefing.

Azurin also said that authorities are just waiting for the issuance of warrants of arrest against the suspects so they can hunt them down and bring them to the bar of justice.

He added that the case is now considered “cleared.”

Meanwhile, Azurin said Adiong Jr. is “already out of danger” despite the gunshot wounds he sustained during the attack.

On February 17, unidentified gunmen ambushed the convoy of Adiong in Kalilangan, Bukidnon and killed four of his companions.

The fatalities were identified as Police Staff Sergeant Mohammad Jurai Mipanga Adiong, 40; Police Corporal Johanie Lawi Sumandar, 39; Police Corporal Jalil Ampuan Cosain, 40, and a driver identified only as Kobi.

Aside from Adiong, his staff Ali Macapado Tabao was also hurt in the attack. —VAL, GMA Integrated News