June 19, 2017-An escape from Marawi City Jail surrendered to BJMP Chief Jail Director Serafin P Barretto Jr.
Inmate Mohaderin Acampong, charged with murder, was among the 107 inmates freed during the attack of armed men at Marawi City Jail and Malabang District Jail.
“Acampong who stayed in Novaliches, Quezon City for weeks is now in our custody. We are happy that he chose to surrender“, said Barretto
“We are here to ensure his safety back into the fold of the law. We know that like him, there are other escapees who are still waiting for the right chance but I can assure them, they will be more safe with us”, he added.
Barretto credited the effective implementation of inmate’s welfare and development at Marawi City Jail. It encourages inmate Acampong to surrender especially the religious activities being conducted in jail.
“I understand that it will be a tough decision on their part to leave their family again but I assure them of a significant deduction on their possible sentence thru the immediate granting of Good Conduct Time Allowance or with other incentives provided by law” Barretto emphasized.
A total of seven inmates already surrendered to BJMP.
Meanwhile, all personnel in Marawi and Malabang jails we’re distributed to different assignments in Iligan and General Santos City to augment the personnel on duty while the government forces are exerting efforts to restore the peace and order situation in the city.
In his message to personnel during the flag raising ceremony, Barretto calls for other inmates who were freed especially their families to coordinate with the BJMP should they need further assistance on their plan to surrender.
Barretto also directed all Regional Directors in Mindanao area to remain vigilant and to ensure the safety of all inmates and personnel under their care.