CAGAYAN de Oro City–A suspect in the Ampatuan Massacre that killed 58 people, including 32 members of the press on Nov. 23, 2009 in Maguindanao, was arrested in Misamis Oriental, law enforcers said here.
The suspect, identified as Nasser Adam, 45, married, who worked as a private security guard in a beverage company in Tagolo-an, Misamis Oriental, did not resist arrest when the warrant was served on him by elements of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) from Lanao Del Norte.
Adam, now sporting a pseudo alias “Omar Kassim,” who carried a P 300,000 reward on his head, was in hiding for the past 10 years after the infamous Maguindanao massacre took place in Sitio Masalay in the village of Salman, Ampatuan town.
During an interview with the local media here, Adam, reportedly a relative of the Ampatuans, denied participation in the Maguindanao massacre, but alleged that he was only implicated in the carnage.
Lt. Col. Napoleon Carpio, deputy chief of CIDG in Northern Mindanao, said that Adam was the subject of a warrant of arrest issued by Presiding Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes, of the Regional Trial Court, Branch 221, Quezon City on July 21, 2010.
Judge Solis-Reyes has already convicted the eight alleged principal members of the Ampatuan clan who have been indicted in the Maguindanao massacre.