Basilan prov’l jail escapee captured PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 18:24

By POPOY MIRASOL

One of the eight prisoners who bolted the Basilan Provincial Jail last January 25 was captured by policemen  and army soldiers in Lamitan City last Sunday.

Captured was Mumar Salajim Jajuli, 35, and a resident of Barangay Matibay, Lamitan City. He was nabbed while roaming Barangay Bato around 4:30 p.m.

Jajuli along with seven other detainees, including one Abu Sayyaf militant, escaped the Basilan Provincial Jail in Sumagdang, Isabela City.

Jail officials learned of the escape only after a civilian reported that a prisoner had bolted from the facility.

Provincial jail warden Abdulhusim Atalad said the inmates escaped by climbing through the ceiling and jumping out of the concrete perimeter fence.

Aside from Jajuli, the other escapees were identified as Abu Sayyaf member Said Usman, Akmad Arasani, Obet dela Cruz, Serham Akalun alias Bagio, Benhar Ibrahim, Oliver Tinguha, Mumar Jajuli;and Arajan Dala.

In December 2009, 31 mostly Abu Sayyaf prisoners escaped after more than 100 gunmen attacked the Basilan Provincial Jail, leaving two escapees and a guard dead. It was the fourth escape from the jail in five years.