Philippines: President Duterte 'once killed man with Uzi'
Sept.15, Manila: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte allegedly once shot dead a justice department agent with an Uzi submachine gun while serving as mayor of Davao.
The allegation was made by Edgar Matobato, a self-confessed former death squad member, before a Senate inquiry on extra-judicial killings.
Mr Duterte, he alleged, ordered him and others to kill about 1,000 criminals or political rivals over a 25-year period.
A spokesman for Mr Duterte denied the allegations.
Presidential spokesman Martin Andanar said investigations into the president's time as mayor had gone nowhere.
Mr Matobato, 57, said he had been a member of the Davao Death Squad, a notorious vigilante group allegedly responsible for hundreds of killings.
The Oslo Times International News Network