Courts issue 93 warrants of arrest against Commander Ameril Umbra Kato et al
ICC Kidapawan City (17 November) -- The Lawless MILF Groups (LMG) head and other unidentified members are facing 93 warrants of arrest from the regional trial courts of Midsayap and municipal circuit trial court of Pigcawayan, all in North Cotabato.
The breakdown of the warrants of arrest by municipalities against Commander Ameril Umbra Kato et al as released through a report by North Cotabato PNP director Senior Superintendent Lester Oropesa Camba is as follows: Pigcawayan (4 - robbery in band, 1 murder, 2 - serious illegal detention, 1 - frustrated murder, 1- cattle rustling and 2 - grave coercion); Aleosan (30 - arson, 31 - robbery in band, 1 - murder, 3 - attempted murder); Libungan (8 -attempted murder) and Midsayap (7 - arson and 2 - attempted murder).
The cases are lodged in the salas of Judge George Jabido of RTC Midsayap, North Cotabato; Judge Lily Lydia Laquindadam of RTC Branch 24 also in Midsayap and Judge Alexander Yarra of the Municipal Circuit Trial Court of Pigcawayan, North Cotabato.
Senior Supt Camba also divulged that 38 additional cases were already filed against Umbra Kato before City Prosecutor Al Calica of Kidapawan City. These are: 16 for robbery in band, 16 - arson, 1 - attempted murder, 2 - malicious mischief and 3 for qualified theft.
All in all, 166 cases were filed against MILF rouge commander Ameril Unbra Kato, Camba added. (PIA) [top]