THE two alleged accomplices of the five policemen accused in the kidnapping of Enrique Fernandez III surrendered to police Friday afternoon, January 6.

Suspects as Federico Guevarra and Rolando Udasco, residents of Mabini-Burgos and Yacapin Burgos Streets, respectively, gave themselves up to policemen of Police Station 1 in Divisoria.

Police Station 1 Chief Maricris Mulat said Guevarra and Udasco may have gotten wind that arrest warrants against them are already out, prompting them to voluntarily surrender.

The police escorted the two suspects in verifying the arrest warrant issued by the court.

“Nag-voluntary surrender sila human sila nakahibalo nga naa silay warrant of arrest (They voluntarily surrendered when they knew there are warrants of arrest against them),” Mulat said.

The arrest warrant was penned by Judge Gil Bollozos of Branch 21 of the Regional Trial Court on Thursday, January 5.

Mulat said the two may have received the resolution from the court that their counter affidavits have been denied.

“Gi-deny ilang counter-affidavit, instead naa resolution nga ang ilang kaso naay probable cause nga i-forward sa korte. Siguro ilang gi-monitor nga naay mogawas nga arrest warrant (Their counter-affidavits were denied, instead there is a resolution that their case has a probable cause to be forwarded to the court. They probably monitored that an arrest warrant was out),” Mulat said.

Mulat said the suspects are now detained at the Maharlika Detention Cell pending the issuance of a commitment order to the City Jail in Lumbia village.

“Hapon naman gud busa sa Maharlika lang sa sila i-detain pero i-transfer ra gihapon sila sa Lumbia (It’s already afternoon so they will temporarily be detained in Maharlika but they will be transferred to Lumbia),” Mulat said.

Mulat said Udasco has a previous drug-related case but they are checking if both suspects have pending cases.

The surrender of the suspects has been forwarded to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) who handles the Fernandez kidnapping case.

“Siguro sa Station 1 sila nag-surrender kay Burgos man ilang address and basin naa pud sila kaila nga police diri (They probably surrendered in Station 1 since their address was in Burgos and perhaps they knew someone from the police here),” Mulat said.

Udasco and Guevarra are the co-accused of the five policemen - Senior Inspector Ereneo Ramirez, Police Officer 3 Alejandro Ubanan, Senior Police Officer 2 Jojo Lim, Senior Police Officer 1 Alaindelon Tacubao and Police Officer 2 Sangkula Hussein - for the supposed kidnapping of Enrique Fernandez III.

Fernandez, now missing for almost three months, was kidnapped in Upper Carmen last October 23, 2016.

The five policemen were earlier arrested by the NBI and later transferred to the City Jail.