BASILAN POLL VIOLENCE? : Identities of 2 dead men found in mangrove known PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 14:46

Investigators of the Tetuan police station on Monday identified the two cadavers that were fished out of the mangrove in Talon-Talon last Thursday morning.

The dead men were identified as Mohammad Nhur Buddiman y Kalang, 26, married a security escort of Tuburan Mayor Hadji Jabir Kalahal and Amie Amara y Anjao, 30, jobless, both residents of Tuburan, Basilan.

A police report disclosed that the wives of the victims went to the funeral parlor and recognized the victims as their husbands.

Buddiman’s wife told the police that a certain Al from Zamboanga City called and told her husband and Amara to come over for an unknown reason. The two were later found dead in the Talon-Talon mangrove.

Men of the Tetuan police station led by Chief Insp. Elmer Acuña were still digging deeper into the case and trying to arrest the killers.

Early Thursday morning, people living near Layag-Layag spotted two bodies of men floating in mangrove water.

Investigators found out that the victims have bullet wounds in their head.

Police said the two bodies were probably thrown in a nearby place after they were killed as no one from the place could identify them.

The victims were hogtied with packing tape. There were no identification papers in their possession.

Residents said they did not hear gunshots before the two bodies were found. They expressed belief that the victims were killed elsewhere, their bodies dumped into the sea and the waves sent it to the mangrove area. — Dan Toribio Jr.