RTC orders arrest of Lanao mayor for murder

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ILIGAN CITY  (June 7) —- The Regional Trial Court Branch 5 of Lanao del Norte have issued a warrant of arrest for Mayor Jabar Tago of Pantar, Lanao del Norte and his brother Jameloding for the case of murder.

The arrest order, dated May 28, was issued after the court found probable cause against the Tago brothers for killing former Pantar Mayor Exchan Limbona in an ambush on December 29, 2016.

A source said, Tago was positively identified by Limbona’s wife and son, who have survived the ambush with a police escort, as the assassins.

On May 13, a day before the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections, authorities arrested Jabar in a joint law enforcement operation for possession of loose firearms and violation of election gun ban in the vicinity of Barangays Punod and Sundiga in the said municipality.

The operation was conducted by the operating troops of the 4th Mechanized Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army, Scout Ranger Battalion, Military Intelligence Battalion and the Philippine National Police.

Arrested with him are his brothers, Jameloding and Janoding, who has already pending arrest warrants for another murder case.

Other arrested personalities were R

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