NorthCot jailbreaker nabbed

Sr. Insp. Elias Dandan, Pikit police chief, identified the jailbreaker as Khadaffy Sagandingan, a resident of Barangay Rajamuda in Pikit who was accused of car theft. 

Sagandingan was spotted in the boundary of the villages in Inug-og and Rajamuda around 10 a.m. after police received a tip from one of their informants in the area.

Dandan said Sagandingan was shot on his left leg when he tried to run away.

“We were informed Sagandingan was hiding somewhere in Barangay Rajamuda, so we made a surveillance, and our efforts paid well because, at last, we got him,” Dandan said in an interview over dxND.

Dandan said Sagandingan was the 11th provincial jail escapee arrested by law enforcers.

Among the escapee now detained at the Amas Provincial Jail facing additional jail terms because of the jail break is Samsudin Saik, who was arrested on March 2007 in Barangay Banucayon, Pigcawayan, North Cotabato.

Before the February 2, 2007 jailbreak, Saik was facing robbery and homicide charges.

The sensational jailbreak was reportedly led by the Pentagon kidnap-for-ransom group under Tahir Alonto.

Among those who escaped at the Amas jail now subject of a police manhunt were high-profile inmates Kair Mundos, Datu Ali Sultan, and Tukan Guindo, who were tagged as behind a series of bombings in the cities of Kidapawan, General Santos, and Cotabato. (Malu Cadeliña Manar / MindaNews)