BY CRIS DIAZ
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: The suspect in the killing of the son of Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Rolando Uy vehemently denied the accusation saying he was incapable of committing the crime.
Edgardo O Gaabucayan,59, of Lala, Lanao Del Norte, was charged with two counts of murder on the shooting to death of Roland Sherwin “Tawee” Uy, son of Mayor Uy, and Samuel Pabalan, 73, in a quarry site in Pagatpat, this city, on Nov. 21, 2021.
Gaabucayan, arrested on the strength of warrant of arrest, at his house in Lanao de Norte on June 30, 2022, has denied the accusation saying he could not even walk properly to commit the alleged crime.
Interviewed in a local radio here Tuesday, Gaabucayan appealed to Mayor Uy to spare him from the charges and asked for the mayor’s compassion.
“Wala ko kaila anang mga gipamusil (Uy and Pabalan) ug wala sab ko makaanha anang dapita”( Neither I know the victims nor I have gone to the place of the crime), Gaabucayan said in a statement aired over the radio.
Maj. Ivan Viñas, the spokesperson of the Cagayan de Oro City police, said that it is normal for a crime suspects to deny the charges against them.
He said that the suspect is now detained at the Lumbia City Jail here without bail. -0-