Kagawad, trader face murder rap on Coast Guard man’s gun slay PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 12 January 2014 14:15

After the police identified the alleged killers of an evacuee from Rio Hondo who was shot dead in Baliwasan Tabuk, men of the Tetuan Police Station have also forwarded to the City Prosecutor Office a case of murder against a barangay kagawad and his businessman-companion, both of Rio Hondo, after they were tagged as the gunmen who shot and killed a member of the Philippine Coast Guard along Don Toribio St., Tetuan on January 5.

Facing the murder charge were Hadji Jinnul Malik, kagawad of Rio Hondo and Hadji Radzmer Omar of Canelar Moret.

Malik and Omar were tagged as the alleged gunmen who shot and killed SN2 Abdurasid Iskan, a coast guard enlisted man. His daughter Shara, 6, was wounded in the left arm in the same gun attack that took place near their temporary residence at Don Toribio St., Tetuan,around 7 p.m.  Iskan and his family were residents of Rio Hondo before the September siege.

A police report disclosed that the identities of the Malik and Omar came out during a thorough investigation conducted by the police. It was learned that witnesses positively pointed to Malik and Omar as the perpetrators of the shooting.

The murder case forwarded by the police was received and administered by Atty. Gladdy Bernabe, assistant city prosecutor under IX-06-INV-14A-00012. Both suspects were still at large.

To recall,  Iskan, his daughter and some family members were alighting from Toyota Fortuner vehicle in front of their temporary residence along Don Toribio St., Tetuan when a gunman appeared and opened fire on him.

Shara was hit by a stray bullet while other family members escaped unhurt.

The gunman walked towards the junction of Veterans Avenue and Don Toribio St., where his cohort was waiting aboard a motorcycle.

The suspects then sped away before the police arrived at the scene. – Dan Toribio Jr.