Father of Maute brothers dies in jail –BJMP

By , on August 27, 2017

The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) has adopted measures to prevent the spread of Tuberculosis (TB) at the Zamboanga City Reformatory Center. (PNA photo)
The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) (PNA photo)

Father of Abdullah and Omar Maute, Cayamora Maute, died on August 27 afternoon when his blood pressure shot up and had difficulty breathing, according to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP).

Maute was brought to the Taguig-Pateros District Hospital and was declared dead on arrival, Senior Inspector Xavier Solda, BJMP spokesperson told Rappler in a phone interview.

“Initially, sabi ng warden, tumaas ang blood pressure tapos nahirapan huminga, bumagal ang pulso (the warden said, the blood pressure went up, he had difficulty in breathing, and his pulse rate slowed down.) Upon the assessment and recommendation of our medical team, sinugod sa pinakamalapit na ospital (he was rushed to the nearest hospital). He died past 3pm,” Solda said in the same interview.

However, BJMP director Serafin Barreto Jr. told Manila Bulletin that Maute was rushed around 2pm.

“Yes, nakatanggap kami ng report galing sa kanila na isinugod nga sa ospital ngayon hapon pero namatay din ng (we received a report that he was rushed to the hospital this afternoon but died by) 3:07pm,” said in the same interview.

In a separate statement sent to media, Solda said, “Last August 9 he [was] complaining of body weakening and manas (body swelling). He was in full monitoring and medication – antibiotics and diuretics – for a week until he regained his strength and his vital signs were normalized.”

It was in August 13 that Maute was diagnosed with hypertension type 2, diabetes type 2 uncontrolled, gastroentitis, and ascites,” Solda furthered.

Before his detention, the 64-year-old Maute patriarch already had hepatitis, diabetes, pneumonia, and hypertension based on his medical examination on June 8 after his arrest on June 6.

Abdullah Maute and Omar Maute are the leaders of the ISIS-inspired fighters, who attacked Marawi City on May.