Another suspect in the “Maguindanao Massacre” was arrested by operatives of the CIDG Bangsamoro Autonomous Regional Field Unit, Philippine Army, and local PNP units in a manhunt operation on May 5, 2022 at 4:00 PM in Brgy Liong, Datu Piang, Maguindanao.

The team arrested PO1 EBAD MUSA a.k.a. MUSA KAWILAN IBAD by virtue of a Warrant of Arrest issued by Hon Jocelyn A Solis-Reyes, Presiding Judge of the Quezon City RTC Branch 221 dated July 21, 2010 for the crime of Murder. Musa is one of the accused police personnel listed as National Level Most Wanted Person with a monetary reward of PHP250,000.00 under DIL Memo Circular 2010-55.

Musa evaded arrest for more than 11 years after the fateful 2009 massacre, considered to be a gruesome election-related incident in Philippine history.

His co-accused, Datu Harris Ampatuan Macapendeng was earlier arrested by the CIDG Maguindanao Field Unit on April 20, 2022 in Cotabato City for 43 counts of Murder.

The CIDG has proven again that justice never sleeps and will always haunt offenders wherever they may be. This accomplishment is an assurance to the victims and families of this horrific incident that whatever the circumstances are, the long arm of the law will reach the suspects and put them behind bars.