Maguindanao warden sacked over jail break

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 11 2012 10:48 PM | Updated as of Jul 12 2012 06:48 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Maguindanao provincial jail warden Kasan Odin was relieved of his duties by Governor Esmael Mangudadatu following the escape of 11 inmates last Monday (July 9).

Odin was replaced by warden Bukid Bama on Wednesday.

Provincial administrator of Maguindanao provincial jail Abdulwahab Tunga said they believe in Baman's capability as jail warden.

Bama, meanwhile, said he has already instructed the provincial guard to strictly check visitors and to provide more guards to prevent the occurrence of another jail break.

Authorities are currently conducting a deeper investigation on Odin to determine if he is responsible for the incident. -- Report from Lore Mae Andong, ABS-CBN News Central Mindanao