Suspected ASG nabbed for murder, kidnapping

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — A suspected Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) member wanted for murder and serious illegal detention was arrested early dawn of Thursday (February 11) in Basilan province.

The police identified the suspect as a certain Mutalib Abdula. a.k.a. Yusop/Uttuh Abdula, who was reportedly apprehended in the victinity of Sitio Kasanyangan, Barangay Matikang Lantawan 1:55 a.m.

Abdula had been linked to the so-called Golden Harvest Plantation kidnapping in Lantawan in 2001.

Zamboanga City-based correpondent Liza Jocson contributed to this report.