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Basilan murder suspect survives slay try

/ 12:18 PM July 17, 2019
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Murder suspect Hail Kamsa Ahamadi being treated at the Basilan General Hospital after an attack on Monday, July 15. PHOTO BY Isabela City Police Office

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Zamboanga del Sur –– A murder suspect survived an attempt on his life Monday afternoon, July 15, after leaving a court in Isabela City, Basilan.

Hail Kamsa Ahamadi, 20, a resident of Barangay Bañas in Lantawan town, was being transported from the Hall of Justice back to the Basilan Provincial Jail in Barangay Sumagdang when attacked, said Police Lt. Col. William Gadayan, Isabela City police chief.

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Ahamadi was with five other detainees escorted by five jail guards, but the gunshots were all directed at him, Gadayan added.

All six detainees appeared before the court for the hearing of their respective cases.

When their vehicle reached Barangay San Rafael from the Hall of Justice, two motorcycle-riding men accosted them and opened fire, Gadayan said.

Ahamadi suffered a bullet wound on his neck and was rushed to the Basilan General Hospital for treatment, Gadayan added.

The jail guards chased the attackers as they fled towards Mabarakat, Barangay Aguada, to no avail.

When asked later about the attack, Ahamadi claimed to have identified one of the attackers, hence he concluded that it was borne out of personal grudge.

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