Charges filed vs suspects in slay try on ARMM exec’s youngest brother PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 03 July 2015 13:55

Frustrated murder charges have been filed against two suspects in the attempt on the life of the  youngest brother of the director of Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)’s Bureau of Public Information.

In a case resolution, City Prosecutor Ricardo Cabaron said Frustrated Murder Case No. 30861 was filed against Al Huzain Hussin y Ibrahim and a John Doe in connection with the shooting of Al-Wijar Mawallil y Saddalani.

Mawallil, the brother of Bureau of Public Information - ARMM Director Amir Mawallil, was shot by two motorcycle-riding men last Jan. 7, 2015 while he was on his way home driving a Toyota Vios at Galvez Drive, Gov. Ramos Ave., Sta. Maria, Zamboanga City.

The resolution said Hussin also known as “Alhusiane Hussin y Ibrahim” was one of the two suspects behind the shooting of Mawallil.

A supplemental Judicial Affidavit executed by the complainant last April 4, 2015 stated that on the night before he (victim) was shot, he slowed down his driven vehicle as he saw his friend, Hussin, following him with a companion.

Mawallil likewise said that as soon as Hussin positioned his motorcycle on the driver’s side, his backrider suddenly shot him then they sped off.

Hussin, however, submitted a counter-affidavit and other controverting evidence denying the accusations lodged against him. He said he was with his family and friends on January 7, 2015.

He also averred and submitted his medical certificate asserting that he was diagnosed with heart ailment thus was advised to avoid strenuous activities including driving a motorcycle hence, making it untrue that he drove the alleged get-away vehicle.

The suspect also denied ever receiving text messages from a certain “toting.” His allegations were corroborated by his witnesses, namely: Mershalene Hamid y Jamiul, Ibrahim Hussin, Nursima Hussin, Algazim Hussin and Aziza Sahid.

The City Prosecutor said Hussin’s companion, whose true name and identity is still unknown, cannot be properly investigated in accordance with the Rules of Criminal Procedure. It recommended the sum of P200,000.00 bail bond for each accused.

The prosecutor added that after careful evaluation and assesment of the evidence on record, he found there is reasonable  ground to believe that the crime charged has been committed and that Hussin and his companion, by virtue of conspiracy, appear to be responsible for the same  and are probably guilty thereof.

“The defense interposed by the respondent  being evidentiary in nature can be best determined during the trial of the case,” the prosecutor said.

Top criminal lawyer Alfredo Jimenez is private prosecutor on the case. — HG