MANILA, Philippines – The nine cops involved in Jolo ‘misencounter’ showed up in Camp Crame on Wednesday, said the national police.
The said cops will face investigation which the National Bureau of Investigation will lead.
The Philippine National Police said that they ordered Bangsamoro Autonomous Region Director Police Brig. Gen. Manuel Abu to personally escort the cops.
The PNP public information office clarified that the men are in restrictive custody.
The four soldiers, at that time, were in an intelligence mission when the policemen shot them. They were looking into alleged Abu Sayyaf suicide bombers.
The PNP formerly labeled it as a ‘misencounter.’ Their statements they originally released completely contradicted the accounts of the army.
They have retracted the statement and labeled the said as a “shooting incident.”
The fate of the nine cops involved
The nnine cops have landed in Manila 10am Wednesday morning. After that, authorities escorted them to the Office of the Chief Executive Senior Police Officer.
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In the facility, Police Col. Jerich Royales, Deputy Director for Operations of the Headquarters Support Service is the one handling them.
The cops in the incident are the following:
- PSMS Abdelzhimar H Padjiri
- PMSg Hanie U Baddiri
- PSSg Iskandar I Susulan
- PSSg Ernisar P Sappal
- PCpl Sulki M Andaki
- Pat Moh. Nur E Pasani
- PSSg Almudzrin M Hadjaruddin
- Pat Alkajal J Mandangan
- Pat Rajiv G Putalan
PNP Chief Police Gen. Archie Gamboa clarified that this will not hamper the relationship of both agencies.
Gamboa said, “Let me appeal to everyone to let the National Bureau of Investigation search for the truth surrounding the incident and let the wheel of justice prevails.”