Philippines: President Duterte 'once killed man with Uzi'



    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

     
     

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