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Man killed inside own home


A man was killed by four unidentified armed men inside his house in Barangay Diki, Malamawi Island, Isabela City, Basilan Province over the weekend.

Police Regional Office 9 (PRO9) Spokesperson chief Insp. Helen Galvez identified the fatality as Suwaib Jawhari Saggap, 37, married, a resident of the said place.

Galvez said the victim succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds in the different parts of his body.

Galvez added that personnel of the Isabela City Police Station and Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) processed the crime scene and recovered three spent shells of an M16 Armalite Rifle, two empty shells of a caliber .45 pistol and a deformed slug.

Initial police investigation shows that at about 7:30 p.m. of Saturday, the victim was inside the house when the four suspects forcibly barged in and shot him several times.

Probers disclosed that the suspects hurriedly fled towards the shoreline and boarded their pump boat then sped off towards unknown direction.

A deeper investigation is being conducted by the investigator-on-case, PO1 Allan Salisa. (Eugene A. Lasprilla)

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