Man charged for kidnap-slay of 6-year-old girl arrested

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POLICE arrested on Monday, May 30, 2022, the third most wanted person in Central Visayas who is facing charges for kidnapping and murdering a six-year-old child eight years ago.

Nabbed was Allan Nacorda Gemongala Sr., 48, carpenter and resident of Barangay Quiot, Cebu City. He has an arrest warrant for kidnapping.

Gemongala’s arrest happened in Barangay Canduman, Mandaue City, Cebu around 3:45 p.m. Monday, May 30.

Maj. Janilito Marquez, chief of the Labangon Police Station, said Gemongala had been in hiding for eight years after he allegedly kidnapped and murdered a six-year-old child on Oct. 6, 2013.

The child was living near Gemongala’s house in Barangay Quiot.

“Ang bata daw gihaylo niya’g daghang candy. Gidala sa ilang panimalay, unya nahanaw,” said Marquez.

(He lured the child with candies, brought her to his house, and then the girl went missing.)

Months after, the child’s remains were found 200 meters away from Gemongala’s house.

The suspect was able to escape and had reportedly changed residences from Lapu-Lapu City to Mandaue. He had also been using several aliases to elude arrest.

Marquez said they received information about the suspect’s whereabouts that eventually led to his arrest Monday.

Gemongala was nabbed in his workplace, a junkshop in Mandaue.

In an interview with SunStar Cebu, the suspect denied the charges against him.

He said he was just implicated in the case by those he had drinking session with before, adding that he fled because he feared for his life.

Marquez said the suspect had escaped arrest several times.

Gemongala was nabbed Monday through an arrest warrant issued by Judge Manuel Patalinghug of the Regional Trial Court 7 Branch 22, Cebu City, on June 26, 2014.

He was placed under the custody of Police Station 10 in Barangay Labangon, Cebu City. (GPL / LMY)

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