Judge’s suspects set–up by kin-A A +A
Saturday, August 11, 2012
MARIBEL Daguia-Anlap revealed that her uncle and two other suspects in killing Kabankalan Regional Trial Court (RTC) Judge Henry Arles were set up by a relative.
Anlap named a certain Rolen Veraje, cousin of Daguia and allegedly an asset of National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), as the one who framed up alledged suspects: Jessie Daguia (Anlap’s uncle), Alejandro Capunong and Eddie Fortunado.
Anlap said it was Veraje who had been scheduling meetings with her uncle and two others but instead, it was the reportedly the NBI that showed up and arrested the three separately. After the three were arrested, Veraje has not communicated with them since then.
“We know it was him. He has never showed up nor has he communicated with us after my uncle, Capunong as well as Fortunado were arrested by the NBI,” Anlap said, adding that the three maintained they were tortured into admitting the crime and do not know who killed the judge.
“That is why they cannot turn witness,” Anlap added.
According to her, the three must be interviewed by the media so that they can reveal what really happened.
Earlier, a writ of amparo was filed by the mother of Fortunado against Bacolod NBI head lawyer Ferdinand Lavin and three other NBI agents.
Following this, Anlap disclosed that the three suspects have authorized lawyer Honorata Victoria as their new legal counsel to represent them. (Teresa D. Ellera)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on August 11, 2012.