Man jailed for torturing teener

A 50-year-old resident of Zamboanga City was arrested by the local police for allegedly ‘torturing’ a teenager  early morning Wednesday, a Police Regional Office 9 report said.

Suspect Joepakkal Abdul alias ‘Ayah Joe,’ a resident of Phase 4 Asinan, Kasanyangan, Zamboanga City was accused of tying and beating his 17-year old neighbor with a piece of wood.

PRO9 director, Brigadier General Emmanuel Luis D. Licup said that the suspect also burned the victim’s left abdomen with a lighted cigarette. The official said that after receiving the complaint, members of the Zamboanga City Police Station 6 conducted a follow-up operation which resulted in the arrest of Abdul.