The perpetrators of the dastardly attacks on Marawi City must be brought to justice, no questions there. I have instructed the Panel of Prosecutors to immediately conduct the inquest proceedings and to expedite their prosecution and hopefully, theirconviction.
- Justice Secretary Vitaliano N. Aguirre II
“Immediate inquest proceedings!”, these were the words of Justice Secretary Aguirre II upon getting confirmation of the arrest of Mohaamad Maute alias Abu Jadid in Cagayan De Oro City.
“The arrest of Mohaamad Noaim Maute is a very welcome development in our efforts to bring to justice the perpetrators behind the attacks on the people of Marawi City. Only by successfully prosecuting the responsible parties can we vindicate the people of Marawi City particularly the innocent victims”, Secretary Aguirre added.
“On a related matter, the arrest of Mohaamad Maute in Macasandig in Cagayan de Oro further justifies our request to the Supreme Court for the transfer of the hearing of these cases from Cagayan de Oro courts. Imagine, one of the personalities involved in the Marawi takeover already in Cagayan de Oro City! This fact justifies the collective fear of our prosecutors and everyone who will be involved in the prosecution of these cases”, Secretary Aguirre further stated.