Sandigan orders arrest of Misuari over P115-M alleged anomalous purchase of education materials Featured

Sandigan orders arrest of Misuari over P115-M alleged anomalous purchase of education materials

Philstar file photo of MNLF founder and former ARMM governor Nur Misuari
MANILA, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan Third Division has ordered the arrest of Moro National Liberation Front founder Nur Misuari in connection with the graft and malversation charges that were filed against the former governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

In a text message to media on Wednesday, Sept. 6, Dennis Pulma, the division’s clerk of court, said the warrant had already been sent to the Philippine National Police’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group that will carry out the order.

“It is confirmed that Warrant Of Arrest dated August 31, 2017 (has) already (been) delivered for its service on accused Misuari,” Pulma said.

The court set the bail at P460,000.

Last March, the Office of the Ombudsman filed a case against Misuari over the alleged anomalous procurement of educational materials worth P115.2 million from 2000 to 2001, when he was still ARMM governor.

The office accused Misuari and his co-accused of giving “unwarranted benefits, advantage and privilege” to the following firms for the procurement of the said materials:

–MBJ Learning Tools for an Information Technology package worth P31 million

–CPR Publishing for a Multi-media Information Technology package worth P46.26 million

–White Orchids Printing and Publishing House for educational materials worth P37.59 million

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