Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Debold Sinas said that six of the nine former police officers accused of killing four Army intelligence officers in Jolo, Sulu have signified their intention to surrender.
Sinas, however, did not name the police officers as the negotiations for their surrender are still ongoing.
Earlier, the PNP chief released the suspects from the PNP Custodial Center at Camp Crame following their dismissal from the service as no one had filed the murder cases against them.
Later, a Jolo court issued warrants for their arrest which required the nine suspects to yield to the law as they were accused of murder and planting of evidence for allegedly killing Maj. Arvin Indamog, Capt. Irwin Managuelod, Sgt. Eric Velasco and Cpl. Abdal Asula.
The accused were Abdelzhimar Padjiri, Hanie Baddiri, Iskanda Susulan, Ernisar Sappal, Sulki Andaki, Moh Nur Pasani, Admudzrin Hadjaruddin, Alkajal Mandangan and Rajiv Patulan.
The six police officers sent surrender feelers under the watch of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao not later this week, Sinas said.