Guard, saleslady charged for abducting co-worker

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014


THE City Prosecutor’s Office affirmed the charges filed against a security guard and a saleslady of the Central Warehouse who abducted their co-worker at an internet cafe in Matina Pangi, Davao City on August 17 last year.

Prosecutor Panfilo Lovitos found probable cause to charge Allan Saidona Lumidas, a security guard of Superior Security Agency detailed at the Central Warehouse, and Norhuda Kabib Guimaludine, saleslady of the same establishment for kidnapping and illegal detention after they allegedly abducted Cirdelyn Almayo Aguilos, a co-worker.

This after the father of the victim identified as Peter Aguilos and the victim's twin sister Caroline filed complaints before the City Prosecutor’s Office.

Peter, in his affidavit, said that on August 16, Cirdelyn asked permission to go out and have her mobile phone loaded. It was the last time that he saw her daughter. Peter asked the victim's twin sister Caroline where her sister is and the latter called Cirdelyn.

Cirdelyn answered her phone and told the complainants, "Naa ko diri sa unahan sa Digos. Gipugos ko nila ug dala diri, (I am here near Digos. They forcibly brought me.)"

Their conversation was interrupted by Lumidas who told the complainants that they are currently in Datu Paglas, Maguindanao. Peter asked Lumidas if he has a relationship with Cirdelyn but he denied it and dropped the call.

Peter then confirmed the identity of Lumidas by inquiring at the Superior Security Agency and he also discovered that Guimaludine took part in the abduction based on the findings of his daughter Caroline.

Caroline, meanwhile, said that on August 30, she met a witness identified as Sheryl Villanueva Mibato, a worker of the internet cafe where Cirdelyn reportedly purchased load for her mobile phone, who attested that she saw a man and a woman abducting the victim and forcing her into a taxi.

But prior to the testimony of Mibato, Peter received a call from her daughter on August 22. Peter, however, talked to Lumidas and when she asked the suspect that he would like to talk to her daughter, Lumidas cut the conversation.

"You just need to tell whether you like a Christian or Muslim rites for our wedding. Don't meddle if you still want to see your child," Lumidas told Peter over the phone.

Police are still tracking down the whereabouts of the victim and the suspect while Regional Trial Court Branch 10 Judge Retrina Fuentes is yet to order a warrant of arrest against the suspects.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 12, 2014.

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