Suspect in Fil-am, son kidnapping arrested PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 27 September 2015 14:25

by Allen  Abastillas

Police operatives arrested on Friday an Abu Sayyaf kidnapper involved in the kidnapping of a Filipina-American national and her son in June 2010.

Wajir T.  Arajani alias Mohajid Baghdad, Wajir and Wazir, 22,  of Taluksangay, was nabbed around 4:15 p.m. at the vicinity of Zamboanga City Medical Center.

Arajani’s was arrested on the strength of a warrant issued by Judge Peter Eisma of  the 9th Judicial Region Branch 15 under Criminal  Case numbers27262 to 27263 for kidnapping with ransom.

The joint operation was carried out by men of the Zamboanga City Police Office led by Chief Insp. Edilberto Alvarez, Regional Intelligence Unit 9, 84th Special Action Company Special Action Force,  Philippine Center on Transnational Crime Western Mindanao Office, Regional Highway Patrol Unit 9 and Regional Intelligence Division 9 and operatives of the Chief Philippine National Police.

Arajani was detained at the City Police Officer for investigation and de-briefing prior to his transfer to the Zamboanga City Jail and Reformatory Center.

Arajani was tagged as one of those who kidnapped Gerfa Lunsmann, 43, and her son Kevin in June 2010.

Gerfa and Kevin were released in Basilan two months after the abduction. — Allen Abastillas with report from Dan Toribio Jr.