Maute patriarch transferred to Camp Bagong Diwa


Posted at Jun 08 2017 03:33 PM

Cayamora Maute is guarded by a policeman inside the police station after his arrest in Davao City Tuesday. Lean Daval Jr., Reuters

MANILA - Cayamora Maute, father of 2 brothers who founde the bandit group laying siege to Marawi City, was transferred to Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig on Thursday. 

Maute arrived at the Villamor Airbase around midnight after being flown from Davao City, where he was arrested Tuesday after policemen manning a checkpoint found a pistol and grenade in his van. 

A van of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology escorted by police and army vehicles transferred the 67-year-old patriarch to Camp Bagong Diwa around 12:40 a.m. 

Maute will be detained at the Special Intensive Care Area 1 facility, which houses high-profile detainees including member of the Abu Sayyaf and the New People's Army, ABS-CBN sources said. 

The patriarch was arrested in Davao City Tuesday on board a vehicle with his daughter, wife, a son-in-law and their driver, said Padilla. Seized from their van were a pistol and hand grenade.
Maute has a standing arrest warrant for 5 counts of kidnapping and serious illegal detention. He was also charged with illegal possession of a firearm and an explosive over the weapons found in his van on Tuesday. 

His sons Omar and Abdullah had led extremists in attacking Marawi City last May 23, prompting President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law in Mindanao. 

The fighting in Marawi has left dead 134 Maute fighters, 39 state troops and 20 civilians as of Thursday morning, according to military spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla. -- With reports from Anjo Bagaoisan and Ron Lopez, ABS-CBN News