BJMP: Father of Maute brothers died in detention

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The Maute patriarch had hypertension, type 1 diabetes, and hepatitis. (FILE PHOTO)

Updated to include statements from the AFP.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 27) — The father of the Maute brothers, Cayamora, died Sunday afternoon, according to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP).

BJMP Spokesperson SInsp. Xavier Solda said Cayamora died while in detention at around 3 o’clock.

Solda said the Maute patriarch was rushed to the Taguig-Pateros Hospital. He had hypertension, type 1 diabetes, and hepatitis.

His body will be brought to the Golden Mosque in Quiapo, Manila, Solda said.

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has yet to receive a formal report on the Maute patriarch's death.

"We have yet to receive a formal report that Mr. Cayamora Maute died today. We only learned about it from media," AFP Chief-of-Staff Eduardo Año said in a text message.

"This is an unfortunate incident for his family; but more so to the victims of terrorism in Marawi and their relatives who are awaiting justice and expecting that Mr. Cayamora would answer/atone for his involvement in the Marawi rebellion,” Año added.

In a separate statement, Lanao del Sur Crisis Management Committee Spokesperson Zia Alonto Adiong said he hopes Cayamora Maute will “be accorded with proper burial rites and his remains be given to his immediate kins."

Cayamora, the father of Abdullah and Omar Maute, was arrested in Davao City on June 6. His wife, Ominta, was captured last June 10 in Masiu, Lanao del Sur.

The spouses are detained at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City.

The Maute brothers and Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon led hundreds of ISIS-inspired fighters in the attack in Marawi more than three months ago. They are still leading remnants of the group in a small portion of the city.