Village chiefâs daughter denies carnapping

Village chief’s daughter denies carnapping

Mae Fhel K. Gom-os (The Freeman) - January 31, 2021 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines — The daughter of Cantao-an, City of Naga barangay captain has called Cebu-based photographer Neil June Euldan a liar.

Turning the tables on Euldan, who recently accused her of carnapping, Diogenes Ababa Edvardsen claimed to be a victim of Euldan’s deceitful act.

She said she will file civil and criminal charges against Euldan for what he did.

“Gusto gyud ko nga ako ning ipadayon kay dili ra ako ang iyang gibinuangan. Kana iyang gi-accuse nako nga carnapping, dakong bakak kay hantod karon akoy nagbayad sa bank and naa koy proof nga ako ang owner,” she said.

Euldan filed carnapping charges against Edvardsen before the Cebu Provincial Prosecutor’s Office last January 4.

She refuted Euldan’s earlier statement that the latter bought the vehicle from her for P200,000 on June 4 last year and continued paying the amortization.

She said she still owns the vehicle and pays its monthly amortization to the bank, denying the accusations of carnapping.

She said Euldan failed to pay in full the agreed P200,000 down payment for the pickup truck.

She said she took back the pickup because Euldan only paid P42,720, exerting her ownership over the vehicle.

She said the photographer paid P20,720 on June 8, followed by P2,000 on August 13, and P15,000 and 5,000 on August 25 and on September 7, respectively, last year.

Also, she denied that she walked out of the City of Naga police station without Euclan’s and police’s knowledge.

Since Euldan refused to turn over the manual book and key of the vehicle when asked by the police, Edvardsen said she told them that she will leave because her child was waiting for her.

“Ako siya giingnan nga imoha na nang manual book ug key, kay iyaha man gyung gitaguan, muoli nako kay naghuwat akong anak considering nga alas 2 nato,” she said.

Edvardsen also questioned the authenticity of documents provided by Euldan to the Office of the Prosecutor citing that her copies were not notarized.

She said they just prepared the documents with their signatures on it considering that she was supposed to leave the country by September 2020.

Edvardsen also denied that she humiliated and harassed the photographer during the entrapment at a gasoline station in Cebu City on October 13 since she merely asked him to return the unit.

“I don’t think so nga pagpakauwaw siya kay naa koy right nga ako siyang ingnon nga naog diha kay ngano gi-ask naman siya first sa police nga kalmado pero di man siya monaog unya mangaway iyang kuyog,” she said.

Edvardsen alleged that she asked the photographer to return the vehicle in August for the reason that she would just sell it to someone else.

She further said that Euldan kept on fighting her which she could hardly bear, the reason why she set a demand letter but the latter refused to do so.

Few days after, she hired people to tail the photographer and for three times, she sensed that Euldan parked the said vehicle away from his studio and that he even turned off the headlight when traveling at night just for the plate number not to be seen.

“Di man niya iuli bisag wala siya nibayad og tarong bitaw. Gipadad-an siyag demand letter dili man gihapon niya ihatag,” she said.

Euldan earlier filed a carnapping case against Edvardsen as he claimed ownership of the vehicle that was taken by the latter on October 14, 2020.

He said they will pursue with the case before the prosecutor’s office and in the court.

“We are actively pursuing this case before the prosecutor’s office and in our courts. We will be waiting for their official reply. We know we are telling the truth,” said Euldan. — KQD (FREEMAN)

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