DOJ-NBI team asks MILF to allow them to talk to witnesses, families of victims in Mamasapano incident

April 17, 2015 9:54 am 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo

MANILA, April 16 (PNA) — The Department of Justice-National Bureau of Investigation (DOJ-NBI) investigating team on Thursday asked the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to allow them to talk with the witnesses and families of the slain civilians and members of the MILF in the Mamasapano incident.

According to Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima, the investigators would need the testimonies from them to pursue on who should be charged for the death of at least nine civilians in the said encounter, as well as the death of the 18 members of the MILF.

De Lima said that the second phase of the investigation would be the identification of those responsible for the death of nine members of the 84th Company of the Special Action Force (SAF) near the nipa hut of Marwan in Barangay Pinsandawan.

The DOJ Chief gave the investigating team a period of two months to submit their second report.

Meanwhile, De Lima also said that the investigating team also took into consideration in their investigation the ongoing peace process between the government and the MILF. (PNA)

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