Seaweed broker, court worker shot to death PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 27 February 2011 16:43

A seaweed broker and a staff of the Sharia court were killed in two separate gun attacks at the local wharf and in San Roque last Friday morning and at dawn yesterday.

The fatalities were identified as Baki Alibasa y Amil, married, seaweed broker of Sta. Catalina and John Harvey y Hassim, 53, married, a staff member of the Sharia court based in Jolo, Sulu.

Baki was shot dead by an unidentified security escort of the MV Magnolia Emerald. He sustained eight gunshot wounds from M-16 rifle and died on the spot.

A report reaching Daily Zamboanga Times disclosed that around 10:30 a.m.. Alibasa had figured in a heated argument with the security escort. during which the latter loaded his M16 rifle and shot Alibasa once.

Alibasa was hit in the body. Although wounded he managed to run towards his motorcycle where the gunman chased him and continued firing until he died.

The gunman left the place aboard a motorcycle despite the presence of port security guards and other men in uniform in the area.

On the other hand,  Hassim sustained multiple bullet wounds in the back and was rushed to the Zamboanga City Medical Center where he was declared dead on arrival.

A police report disclosed Hassim had just arrived from Jolo, Sulu and was fetched by his cousin Boy Sali.

Hassim and Sali were on their way home to Townville Subdivision in Upper San Roque aboard a motorcycle driven by the latter. Near the Catholic Cemetery in San Roque, two men aboard another motorcycle chased and the backrider shot him several times.

Hassim fell on the ground while Sali escaped unhurt and sped towards the Sta. Maria Police Station to report the incident. — Dan Toribio Jr.