MARAWI CITY: Lanao del Sur most wanted persons were neutralized in a joint law operation conducted on Monday by elements of Lanao del Sur Police Provincial Office (LDSPPO), 1403rd Regional Mobile Force Company (RMFC), 103rd SAC, SAF and 82nd IB of 103rd Infantry Brigade, Philippine Army.
PCol. Madzgani M. Mukaram, Lanao del Sur police provincial director, said the joint forces were to serve on Monday Warrants of Arrest against Kadafi Manusum Ayonan and Colopoy Manusum Ayonan for Kidnapping under Criminal Case No. 7270-14 and for Murder under Criminal Case No. 7271-14 issued by Regional Trial Court 9 in Marawi City.
Mukaram said upon approach of the entry team, suspects opened fire at them that resulted to exchange of gunfire. “Colopoy Ayonan was wounded and brought to Amai Pakpak Medical Center in Marawi City but was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician,” he added.
Kadafi Ayonan, former Barangay Chairman of Barangay Bangco, Piagapo Lanao del Sur was able to escape with the aid of his son identified as Asnawi Kadafi y Hadji Malic. He was arrested for obstruction of justice and illegal possession of firearms.
Kadafi and Colopoy are included in the Top 10 Most Wanted Person List of the Province of Lanao del Sur (Nos 7 & 8 Provincial level) with no bail recommended for their cases.
Asnawi Kadafi was brought to LDSPPO for documentation purposes along with the recovered pieces of evidences including 1 Elisco M16 Rifle; 1 Cal 9mm Sicario pistol, 1 Cal 9mm Parabellum pistol, ammunitions, magazines, and 2 sachets of white crystalline substance believed to be shabu for ballistic and drug examination by the Provincial Crime Laboratory while the remains of Colopoy Ayonan y Manusum was claimed by his relatives for burial.
Mukaram reminded the people of the province that doing evil and lawlessness cannot escape the long arm of the law.
Masiding Noor Yahya