Suspected Malaysian JI member killed in Davao City, wife arrested PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 16 December 2012 15:32

Davao City Police Office (DCPO) operatives shot and killed a Malaysian national, who is allegedly a member of the Jemaah Islamiya (JI) terrorist group, and arrested his Filipina wife during an encounter in Davao City Friday night.

Supt. Ronaldo Dela Rosa, DCPO chief, identified the suspected JI as Mohammad Noor Fikrie Bin Abud Kahar and his arrested wife as Annabel Nieva Lee, a resident of Sorsogon and a “Balik Islam” member.

He added that the encounter with Kahar and his wife transpired around 10 p.m. as the latter was checking out of a motel.

Dela Rosa said his men were searching for the two after intelligence reports claimed that the suspects are part of the JI.

He added that Kahar and Lee resisted arrest and tried to escape towards the direction of People’s Park where a midnight sale was being held.

Dela Rosa stressed that Kahar threatened shoppers there by claiming that he has planted bombs in the vicinity which could be detonated via cellphone.

But responding DCPO operatives eventually cornered the Malaysian and shot him dead in a firefight near a restaurant with Lee being arrested by police.

Found in her possession were explosive materials. Investigators are still looking at this case.