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Cops probe slay of ex-Sultan Kudarat town dad in GenSan

April 15, 2021 - Thursday 6:04 PM by PNA

Article Banner Image DEEPER PROBE. Photo shows the bullet-riddled driver’s side of the black Toyota Fortuner driven by former Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat town councilor Ebrahim Kadil Sabiwang, who was killed in a gun attack in Barangay San Isidro, General Santos City on Wednesday afternoon (April 14, 2021). Police have launched a deeper investigation into the incident. (PNA photo by Richelyn Gubalani)

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Police authorities are eyeing various angles in the killing of a former municipal councilor of Palimbang town in Sultan Kudarat in a gun attack in a village here on Wednesday afternoon.

Maj. Brent Ian Salazar, chief of city police station number 4, said they have launched a deeper investigation to establish the possible motive in the slaying of Ebrahim Kadil Sabiwang, 53, along Nun?ez St., Barangay San Isidro around 4:35 p.m.

He said the victim and his wife, Kalima, were aboard their Toyota Fortuner that was parked by the roadside when two unidentified motorcycle-riding suspects approached and opened fire.

Sabiwang, who was in the driver's seat, sustained multiple gunshot wounds and declared dead upon arrival at the Mindanao Medical Center while his wife was unhurt, he said.

“The suspects immediately fled from the scene and were last seen by witnesses heading towards the Purok Malakas (satellite) market,” he told reporters late Wednesday afternoon.

He said at least 11 spent shells of caliber .45 pistol were recovered from the scene of the crime.

Salazar said the victim and his wife, who were residents of Isabela Homes in Barangay San Isidro, were out for an undisclosed transaction when the incident happened.

He said their investigators are considering all possible angles, including personal grudges, as behind the attack.

The police official said Sabiwang was subjected to a police operation in the past years but did not disclose the specific details.

The victim, who also goes by the name Maureem, had served as municipal councilor of Palimbang but maintained a residence in this city.

He ran for mayor under the Nationalist People's Coalition but lost in the 2019 local and national midterm elections. Richelyn Gubalani