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Brother of Maguindanao governor implicated in prosecutor’s ambush By Benjamin B. Pulta 03/23/2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Brother of Maguindanao governor implicated in prosecutor’s ambush

By Benjamin B. Pulta 03/23/2011

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has ordered preliminary investigations into charges against a brother of Maguindanao Gov. Esmail “Toto” Mangudadatu who was implicated in the ambush of Maguindanao Provincial Prosecutor Akilali Balt last week.

A panel of investigating fiscals was formed by De Lima, composed of Assistant State Prosecutor Vimar Barcellano and Prosecution lawyers Gerard Gaerlan and Mark Roland Estepa to determine probable cause in the complaint filed by Balt’s daughter Aminah.

The complaint alleged that Mayor Ibrahim Mangudadatu of Buluan was behind the attack.

Balt was on his way home aboard service vehicle with his driver Dandan Balt Datu Dakula when two men riding a motorcycle appeared on their side in a red light and suddenly opened fire at them. He sustained gunshot wounds in his lower right ear, lower right neck and right forearm and was still in comatose as of yesterday afternoon..... MORE

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