Marawi vice mayor arrested for rebellion

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 13 2019 06:06 PM | Updated as of Mar 13 2019 07:10 PM

MANILA- (UPDATED) Marawi City Vice Mayor Arafat Salic was arrested Wednesday morning on rebellion charges, the military said.

Arafat was taken into custody since he is included in an arrest order dated Sept. 4, 2017.

“Salic is included in the Office of the Martial Law Administrator Arrest Order dated September 4, 2017 for rebellion case,” Col. Romeo Brawner, commander of the 103rd Infantry Brigade said in a statement.

Details of the case were unavailable as of posting.

Salic also faced illegal drugs and murder charges, authorities said.

The military said Arafat, who was arrested at the Marawi City Hall, underwent custodial debriefing and medical check-up.

He will be under police custody, the military said.

Salic went into hiding since the arrest order was released in 2017 but he went to the city hall earlier after hearing reports his name has been cleared.

- with a report from Joey Yecyec, ABS-CBN News