Fist of the Law

Abu Sayyaf brigand at court hearing tries to grab guard’s rifle, gets punched out by state prosecutor. How’s that for justice?

A quick-thinking state prosecutor did a Manny Pacquiao last Tuesday when he knocked down a suspected Abu Sayyaf bandit who tried to wrestle away the M-16 rifle of a jail guard after a court hearing.

Western Mindanao assistant regional prosecutor Ricardo Cabaron floored Mubin Ibba with an upper cut although the latter was taller and better built than he. Ibba is facing charges in connection with the Aug. 8, 2001, beheading of nine residents of Balobo village.