Court orders arrest of Matobato for kidnapping

Claire Cornelio, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 28 2017 02:24 PM

Witness Edgar Matubato answers queries during the joint Senate hearing called by the Committee on Justice and Human Rights with Public Order and Dangerous Drugs held at the Senate in Pasay City on 15 September 2016. Junny Roy, ABS- CBN News

DAVAO CITY - A Regional Trial Court (RTC) has issued an arrest warrant for self-confessed Davao Death Squad (DDS) member Edgar Matobato and a man identified as Sonny Custodio for kidnapping.

Presiding Judge Dorothy Montejo-Gonzaga of the Panabo City RTC Branch 4 also recommended no bail for their temporary liberty.

The case was filed by the National Bureau of Investigation-11 in connection with the kidnapping of Sali Makdum, a Turkish National in Samal, whom Matobato claimed to have killed in 2002.

Matobato admitted in a Senate inquiry that he participated in the abduction and murder of Makdum, who he said was a terrorist.

The court gave authorities 10 days to arrest Matobato and Custodio.