POLICE filed Thursday a robbery with homicide case against an 18-year-old man and his companion in connection with the killing of a nurse in Agdao, last Saturday.
Sta. Ana police, headed by Senior Inspector Ronald L. Lao, filed the case before the City Prosecution Office (CPO) around 11 a.m. Thursday against Carlo Maduyag Millado, 18, a resident of Barpa, Barangay Leon Garcia, Agdao.
When arrested, Millado claimed to be 17 years old, in an apparent bid to be released.
A witness positively identified Millado as the one who robbed and killed 23-year-old Marjorie Kwan while the latter was walking home in RGA Village at 11:30 a.m. of February 18.
In a separate police operation, one Junevi Panimdim was arrested by the Talomo Police on accusation of being the one who held up Zenaida and Shannen Adlaon last Monday evening in Puan.
With police escorts in tow, the family of Kwan and the witness submitted their affidavits before prosecutor Retrina E. Fuentes.
The complaint was raffled off to Prosecutor Marte Melchor Velasco for the inquest proceedings.
Public Attorney's Office lawyer Leah Garneth Solde assisted the suspect for the inquest proceeding. No family member accompanied Millado to the prosecutor's office.
In an interview with Sun.Star Davao, Millado denied the accusation claiming he was at Rizal Park when the incident happened.
Millado, a father of a one-year-old girl, said he has been working as a masseur at the park for two years now.
But contrary to his previous claims, the accused, when interviewed by Elric Ayop of ABS-CBN, said he was at home when the incident happened and reported to his duty in the park around 1 p.m. of the same day.
"Makita gyud nimo ang inconsistency sa iyang mga tubag (You could detect the inconsistency of his answers)," Lao said.
Still, Millado is presumed innocent pending the decision of his case.
Lao told Sun.Star Davao they already have the lead but no exact location yet on the companion of Millado who drove the motorcycle that was used as a get-away vehicle.
"Our manhunt operation is still ongoing," he said.
He added that subjecting Millado to a paraffin test is of no use by now since it has been days since the crime was committed and any trace of gunpowder burns would have been washed off already.