Freed inmate from Marawi
jail surrenders, says BJMP chief

June 19 2017 5:44 PM

Marawi jail inmate surrenders

An inmate who was freed by the Maute group during an attack in Marawi City surrenders to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology on Monday, June 19|Image by BJMP

An inmate from the Marawi City Jail who was freed during the attack of Maute bandits has surrendered to authorities.

Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) Director Serafin Barretto Jr. said Mohaderin Banding Acampong stayed in Novaliches after his escape before deciding to give himself up.

“We are here to ensure his safety back into the fold of the law. We know that like him, there are other escapees who are still waiting for the right chance but I can assure them, they will be more safe with us,” Barretto said in a statement on Monday, June 19.

Acampong, a murder convict, was one of 107 inmates freed when members of the Maute group attacked the Marawi City Jail and Malabang District Jail last May.

A total of seven inmates have since surrendered to the BJMP.

Barretto detailed personnel from the Marawi and Malabang jails to Iligan and General Santos City to augment forces there.

The fighting is ongoing with over 300 killed and thousands displaced.