PANTAR, LANAO DEL NORTE (May 8, 2019) – The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) – Lanao del Norte conducted a raid operation into a house of former Mayor Malik “Bobby” Alingan at 2:00 AM dawn in Barangay Poona-Punod of this town which yields .45 caliber with 10 loaded ammunition and 2 magazines on Wednesday May 8.
The pistol was found around 9:00 AM inside the house of Nader Cabatua, husband of Leonor Alingan who is a daughter of the former Mayor.
CIDG search operation was issued by Kapatagan Regional Trial Court Executive Judge Alberto Quinto which negative to the subject ‘unlicensed 2 rifles’ suspecting to be owned by the former mayor.
In conducting of formal search operation after 6 AM, Abulkhair Hadji Malik who is eldest son of the former Mayor, filed compliance against the CIDG operating unit for sudden raid at 2:00 AM while they are preparing for fast Wednesday dawn.
Alingan’s lawyer reviewed the search warrant of CIDG Major Jomar Penullar. He then said that the operation is subjected to Bobby’s house. He added, “The inclusion of Nader’s house did not issued by the court.”
In his statement, Penullar said that the premise of operation was the whole compound of the house of the former Mayor.
Mr. and Mrs. Cabatua were over 10 years out of town, they presently living in Bacolod City, according to the neighbors of the former mayor.
Two young ladies, relative of Mrs. Cabatua, were sleeping regularly in the room where pistol found.
Penullar told reporters, “We are going to file a case, in violation of Republic Act 10591, or the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition, against the owner of the house.”
The CIDG subject has served almost 20 years as a mayor of the Municipality of Pantar from 1992 to 2006.
One of his daughters, Lianera “Lykie” Alingan-Usman, is among the 10 mayoral candidates here running in May 13, 2019 elections.
The CIDG does not have yet statement regarding the search operation.
Both CIDG and their subject have laid the decision to the court in Iligan City.