Pikit church blast suspect falls

PIKIT, North Cotabato (MindaNews/06 August) — A church bombing suspect who is considered this town’s most notorious criminal was arrested after an informant tipped off his location to local police.

Inspector Sindato Karim, the town’s police chief said Mastur Edu Akil did not resist arrest after they surrounded the house in the poblacion where he was staying, around 7:30 on Wednesday night.

Akil is facing murder, multiple murder, car theft and several other cases.

He was tagged as the mastermind of the bombing of the local United Church of Christ of the Philippines that killed two persons and wounded three others.

The bombing occurred sometime in October 2014 while a prayer meeting was going on.

Karim said they began tracking down the suspect after the local court issued arrest warrants for him.

Aside from the church bombing, Akil was also implicated in the slay try of a local policeman and the killing of a local media man.

The suspect is temporarily detained at Pikit municipal police station. (Ferdinandh Cabrera/MindaNews)