Boyfriend fears for his life seeks police protection

By: Edison Delos Angeles October 02,2016 - 10:53 PM



FEARING for his safety, the boyfriend of Annalou Llaguno, the 30 year old woman shot dead last Friday sought the help of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), yesterday.

John Joseph Romarate, 21, said he wanted to be certain of his security with the killers of Annalou Llaguno still unnamed and free.

Llaguno was the niece of Cresostomo “Tata Negro” Llaguno, a suspected drug lord killed in 2010.

But other than that, she was also rumored to be the wife of Eastern Visayas’ druglord Kerwin Espinosa; and later, the girlfriend of Central Visayas’ druglord Jeffrey “Jaguar” Diaz, prior to his death in an alleged police shootout last June.

Romarate said that although he heard the rumors, he did not know much about Llaguno’s background since they were only together for about a month.

He also has no clue on the possible motive for her killing.

“Nabalaka ko sa akong security (I worry for my security),” Romarate said in an interview with radio dyAB.

Romarate visited CCPO’s homicide section at about 9 a.m., Sunday, to seek police assistance saying that he was prepared to even stay inside the CCPO compound if this was the only way to ensure his safety.

Asked if Llaguno’s killing could be drug related, Romarate said, ” wala man ko kahibaw ana unsa ang rason (I have no idea as for the reason),” adding that as far as he knows, Llaguno was into the lending business.

“Igo ra sad ko nakig relasyon (niya). Wala sad ko nag sunod sunod niya. Wala sad ko kahibaw unsa sad siya, (I just had a relationship with her. That’s it. I did no follow her around. I really didn’t know much about her)” Romarate said.

Romarate and Llaguno were cruising along the vicinity of Barangay Duljo Fatima, Friday, when suddenly, Llaguno was shot twice in the head by one of three motorcycle riders who tailed them.

Romarate recalled that he was with Llaguno at her Duljo apartment on Friday because she needed to change her clothes before going to Pasil.

While riding his motorcycle, Romarate said, he suggested to Llaguno that they pass by the vicinity of the Taboan Public Market; but she insisted that they take their usual route along Carlock Street.

Romarate said that as they drove, he and Llaguno were laughing about something when he suddenly heard the deafening sound of gunfire from behind and saw Llaguno slumped on his back with blood oozing from her head.

Afraid, Romarate said, he immediately disembarked from his motorcycle and called for help as Llaguno fell on the ground.

Romarate said the suspects then fled.

He was certain that the suspects did not intend to rob them because they left behind Llaguno’s bag.

“I really have no idea why she was killed. Presupposing that it had something to do with drugs, because that’s what people say now, I really wouldn’t know because she never mentioned it to me,” Romarate added.

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