ZAMBOANGA CITY - Authorities arrested a suspected member of the Abu Sayyaf Group in Barangay Zone 3 in this city Sunday afternoon.
The suspect, identified as Edward Pisan alias Salih Abdulla, is reportedly involved in a kidnapping incident in Sabah, Malaysia in 2001 where German nationals were snatched.
Zamboanga City Police director Superintendent Luisito Magnaye said Pisan was positively identified by an Abu Sayyaf bandit-turned-witness.
Pisan denied the allegations against him and claimed he is not the person indicated in the warrant of arrest.
Pisan was ordered arrested for serious illegal detention by presiding judge Ernesto Gutierrez of Branch 4, 9th Judicial Region – Parang, Sulu.
The alleged Abu Sayyaf bandit is now detained at a police station in Baranagy Culianan.