Abu in kidnapping of Fil-am, son nabbed PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 02 July 2016 13:08

By ALLEN ABASTILLAS

Government forces on Friday arrested in Basilan an Abu Sayyaf militant tagged in the kidnapping of a Filipino-American and her son in Sacol island, Zamboanga City in July 2011.

The Philippine Center on Transnational Crime Western Mindanao Field Office said the arrested militant ientified Abih Adjalan alias Idol was arrested in his residence at Sitio Kambing Kambing Barangay  Sungkayot, Unkaya Pukan around 4:30 a.m.

The arrest was carried out on the strength of a warrant under Criminal Case number 27263- 27265 in connection with the kidnapping of Filipino American Jerfa Lunsmann and her son Kevin on June 12, 2010.

The warrant was issued by Judge Peter Eisma of Regional Trial Court Branch 15.

Adjalan was transported to Zamboanga city  aboard a  Philippine Navy vessel.

The operating forces who arrested  Adjalan include troopers of the army’s18th Battalion, operatives of the Naval Intelligence Security Group of the Naval Forces Western Mindanao, Regional Intelligence Unit 9, abs PCTCWMFO. —

Last year, three Abu Sayyaf militants were sentenced to life imprisonment for the kidnapping of Lunsmann. They Patik Samson aka Mauck or Samuray, Meijing Jama aka Eyebag, and Jamil Ajilulu aka Robin.

The three were sentenced to life imprisonment without the eligibility for parole.

Lunsmann was personally escorted by FBI agents from the United States to personally testify against the suspects last March 24.

The three suspects are former detainees at the Zamboanga City Reformatory Center. — Allen Abastillas