Jul 16, 2021 @ 13:34

IBP condemns killings of Davao-based lawyer, husband

The Integrated Bar of the Philippines on Friday strongly condemned the killings of Davao-based lawyer Atty. Sitti Gilda Mahinay-Sappie and her husband last Wednesday, and renewed its plea to the government to do something in stopping violence against members of the legal community.

“The IBP extends its deepest condolences to the family, relatives, and friends of Atty. Mahinay-Sapie and her husband whom they suddenly left behind firing this terrible time.. ”

“The IBP calls upon the government to protect its citizens from such brazen killings and to ensure that lawyers can do their jobs without fear of reprisal, attacks, and harassment,” IBP national president Burt Estrada said in a statement.

Unidentified assailaints have shot dead Atty. Mahinay-Sapie and husband, Muhaimen Mohammad Sapie, just outside their residence in Barangay Talomo last Wednesday.

The victims are hosts of online-based radio program “Justice Redeemer,” MindaNews reported.

Initial investigation showed that the victims were gunned down shortly after they stepped out of their house at 5:10pm Wednesday.

The two died while undergoing treatment at the Southern Philippines Medical Center.

Justice Redeemer is an online free legal advice program, tackling “general legal issues” and an opinion-oriented political program, which is also aired over 94.7 Power Radio Davao (DXLL).

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