PNP chief, Gen. Archie Gamboa. (File photo)
MANILA – The nine police officers involved in the shooting of four military intelligence operatives in Jolo, Sulu last week have been transferred to the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters in Camp Crame.
In a statement Tuesday night, PNP chief Gen. Archie Francisco Gamboa said these police officers were transported to the PNP headquarters to ensure their availability amid the ongoing probe by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) of the incident.
The police officers — Senior M/Sgt. Abdelzhimar Padjiri, M/Sgt. Hanie Baddiri, S/Sgt. Iskandar Susulan, S/Sgt. Ernisar Sappal, Cpl. Sulki Andaki and Pat. Mohammad Nur Pasani, members of the Jolo Municipal Police Station (MPS) Alert Team and S/Sgt. Almudzrin Hadjaruddin, Pat. Alkajal Mandangan and Pat. Rajiv Putalan, from the Sulu Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit, will remain under restrictive custody.
The nine were escorted to Camp Crame by Police Regional Office-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region (PRO-BAR) director Brig. Gen. Manuel Abu.
Abu and the nine policemen left the PRO-BAR headquarters at 6:50 a.m. and boarded a Cebu Pacific flight that left Cotabato Airport at 8:55 a.m. on Tuesday.
They landed in Manila at 9:15 a.m. and arrived in Camp Crame at 11 a.m. and were turned over to Col. Jericho Royales, deputy director for operations of the Headquarters Support Service.
President Rodrigo Duterte earlier directed the NBI to speed up the investigation into the shooting incident on June 29.
Slain in the incident were Maj. Marvin Indammog, 39; Capt. Irwin Managuelod, 33; Sgt. Jaime Velasco, 38; and Cpl. Abdal Asula, 33. They were tailing four terrorist suicide bombers when the shooting happened. (PNA)
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