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A member and supporter of the dreaded Maute Group was arrested by joint elements of the CIDG Lanao Del Sur PFU, local PNP units and the Philippine Army during a police operation last Friday, August 12, 2022 at about 2:00 PM in Brgy Lumbayanague, Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur.

50-year-old ROWAIDA MACARAO ALAWI, a former Brgy Chairwoman of Lumbayanague was nabbed by virtue of a Warrant of Arrest (WOA) issued by Hon. Sittie Laarnie Rakiin Umpa, Presiding Judge of 12th Judicial Region, Branch 9, Marawi City, Lanao del Sur for the crime of MURDER (ART. 248) on August 1, 2022.

Alawi is listed as a High-Value Individual (HIV) under the drug watchlist of Lanao del Sur PNP and a known member of Maute Group under Faharudin Hadji Sata providing financial support and medical supplies to the group.

The new Director of the CIDG, PBGen Ronald O Lee lauded the said CIDG unit, local PNP units, and the Philippine Army for their continuous effort that resulted in the arrest of Alawi which is a step further to fully deter the illegal and criminal activities of the notorious group.