Maguindanao – Police authorities have arrested seven (7) individuals for mauling a Board of Election Inspector Chairman and two watchers inside the polling precinct at Datu Piang National High School, Barangay Buayan, Datu Piang, Maguindanao on May 9, 2022.
Reports from Datu Piang Municipal Police Station disclosed that the 7 suspects suddenly entered the Poling Precinct in the said school and mauled the Board of Election Inspector Chairman and 2 poll watchers.
The victims incurred injuries and were brought to Abpi-Samama Lying in Medical Hospital for medical treatment.
Meanwhile, the suspects were arrested and are now under the custody of Datu Piang MPS while documentary requirements for filing of appropriate case in court are now being prepared.
Further, the casting of votes in the said polling precinct continued wherein the PNP personnel served as Board of Election Inspectors as authorized by the COMELEC.
PBGen Arthur R Cabalona, Regional Director, PRO BAR lauded the swift response of the police and military authorities that resulted to the arrest of the suspects who tried to sabotage the conduct of the elections in Datu Piang town.