20 Feb Who Really Killed Marwan?
After more than a year, the Mamasapano Encounter still hasn’t been solved and more factors are surfacing. Who was Marwan’s killer? According to President Noynoy Aquino, it was his aide that killed Zulkifli bin Hir (aka Marwan), a wanted terrorist from Malaysia. The aide was identified as Datukan Singgagao, regarded as the one who put an end to Marwan’s life. This is according to Jesus “Peping” Agdumag from the Anti-War Anti-Terror (AWAT) Mindanao party-list.
As of now, sources have claimed that Datukan Singgagao is still alive and has gone in hiding. The story of Marwan’s aide killing him for the reward money, surfaced after the Mamasapano Encounter which left 44 member Special Action Force (SAF), 17 Moro rebels and five civilians in the area dead. According to the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) it was Marwan’s aide that killed him, but they failed to name Singgagao.
Senator Juan Ponce Enrile reopened the case last month, with Aquino trying to close the case by declaring in September 2015 that it was truly the SAF who killed the Malaysian terrorist. Still the theory of the aide who killed Marwan still carries on.
According to Adumag of the AWAT party-list, “This is the ultimate truth”. The Mindanao based party-list The group had sent its investigation findings to the offices of Enrile and Sen. Grace Poe before the Senate re-opened its hearing on Mamasapano last Jan. 27.
“I don’t know why the senators did not use our report, but we couldn’t sleep not saying the truth,” Adgumag said.
For Agdumag’s group this is their own version of the facts their groups has gathered from their year-long investigation.
An assortment of assets was recruited, including Singgagao to capture Marwan, and then planned by Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Alan Purisima and then PNP Directorate for Intelligence head Charles Calima.
The assets were offered P50 million as reward money for the elimination of Marwan. They were given funds to build a hut near Marwan home and essential gadgets to monitor him. On the early morning of January 25, 2015, Singgagao shot Marwan dead and cut off his right index finger, and then handing it to the SAF, while another photos showed a SAF commando cutting off Marwan’s left index finger.
Upon hearing gun shots from SAF, Singgagao feared for his life called up another asset, who recalled that the aide’s last words, said in their dialect, were: “Why are they shooting me?” Then the line went out.
The other asset, assisted by comrades, recovered the bodies of Marwan and Sanggagao and buried them.
The party-list group said an exhumation of Marwan’s body is possible, if the government would want the truth and close the case.