• share this

Case filed vs Maute leader’s wife submitted for resolution

/ 02:27 PM February 14, 2018
Najiya Karon Maute -23 Jan 2018

Najiya Karon-Maute was the widow of Mohammad Khayyam Maute, one of the Maute brothers who led the siege of Marawi City on May 23, 2017. (Photo from CIDG-ARMM)

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has submitted for resolution the criminal case filed against the wife of one of the slain leaders of the Maute terror group.

During Wednesday’s preliminary investigation, Najiya Dilangalen Karon-Maute opted not to submit her counter-affidavit on the allegations of the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines-The Judge Advocate General (AFP-TJAG).


The DOJ earlier ordered Najiya’s release for further investigation after the complainants failed to submit additional evidence.

The allegations against Najiya were based on the testimony of a certain Martino Elyana abducted in Padian, Marawi City. Elyana said he saw Najiya and her husband Mohammadhayan “Otto” Maute bringing food to members of the group at the Bato Mosque on June, 2017. He said he escaped the Maute lair on July 2017.


Najiya was arrested on Jan. 23, 2018 in Cotabato City.

The DOJ Task Force Marawi chaired by Senior Assistant State Prosecutor Peter L. Ong said aside from the statement of Elyana, the military and the police failed to present additional evidence to support the allegation. /je

READ: DOJ orders release of Maute leader’s wife due to weak evidence

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: AFP, DoJ, Evidence, investigation, Maute Terror Group, PNP‎, resolution
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Gunman kills five at US bank — police

January 24, 2019 06:49 AM


Diokno didn’t tell DPWH about P75B, says DPWH chief

January 24, 2019 05:46 AM


Palace pleased at Cotabato City approval of BOL

January 24, 2019 05:44 AM


Senate blocks funds for China CCTV project

January 24, 2019 05:36 AM

© Copyright 1997-2019 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.