The Buluan Vice-Mayor and gubernatorial aspirant Esmael Mangudadatu was surprised when he was informed the he was charged with murder by the wife of Kamendan. Kamedan was killed by Mangudadatu bodyguards last Thursday when he attempt to kill or kidnap Mangudadatu children in JS Gaisano Mall in Davao City.
Natividad, wife of Kamendan, said her husband had no intention of harming the Mangudadatus. Natividad added that after only a few minutes, she overheard Mangudadatu instructing his bodyguard to shoot her husband.
It was earlier reported that the murder charges against Mangudadatu and his 2 police escorts, Sarab Pantas and Ibrahim Langalen, were filed on Friday.
‚ÄúKahit anong paratang nila, may abugado naman ako magpa-file kami ng counter affidavit,‚Äù said Esmael Mangudadatu who wife and sisters were killed in Maguindanao massacre last November 23.
Jenalyn and at least 56 others, including at least 30 journalists, were supposed to file Mangudadatu’s certificate of candidacy for governor and run against Andal Ampatuan Jr.. They were however stopped and brutally murdered by an armed group allegedly led by Andal Jr.
Mangudadatu had said that Kamendan was a relative and close aide of the Ampatuan clan.