Former MNLF member arrested in Cotabato

By Albashir Saiden, ABS-CBN News Central Mindanao

Posted at Oct 14 2012 12:23 PM | Updated as of Oct 15 2012 03:23 AM

MAGUINDANAO – Hadji Sumalindaw Macadatu, a self-confessed former member of MNLF, was arrested by the Criminal Investigative and Detection Group (CIDG-ARMM) in Barangay Semba, Datu Odin Sinsuat Maguindanao on Friday, October 11.

This was after an arrest warrant of frustrated homicide was released against him.

Macadatu is also facing others charge after personnel of CIDG-ARMM and Special Action Force (SAF) of the Philippine National Police recovered a grenade and firearms in his possession during the conduct of arrest.

Among those recovered from Macadatu are a hand grenade, improvised caliber 9mm sub-machine gun with magazine loaded with 8 rounds of 9 mm ammunitions and two home-made guns with marbles used as its bullets.

The warrant of arrest of the suspect for frustrated murder was dated May 14, 2012 with Criminal Case No. 2008-3276 issued by Judge Ibrahim Bansawan of RTC 12, Branch 14 in Cotabato City.

Macadatu is currently in the custody of the CIDG-ARMM and will face another charge of Illegal possession of firearms.

He will then be transferred to Cotabato City Jail anytime soon.