Thursday, 07 March 2013 13:20
A contractual worker of the National Statistics Office (NSO) was stabbed to death along Castaneda Drive, Barangay San Jose Gusu, this city, the other day.
Police identified the victim as Jayvourin Bermas y Lim, 24, single, an enumerator at the NSO, and a resident of the same place.
The victim suffered multiple stab wounds on the different parts of his body and was rushed to Zamboanga Brent Hospital for medical treatment but was pronounced dead while undergoing treatment by the attending physician.
Criminal Investigation and Detective Management Unit (CIDMU) chief Sr. Inspector Arlan Delumpines said prior to the incident, the victim was with his friends attending a vigil at the wake of their neighbor, same with the suspect.
Delumpines said the suspect together with unidentified companions left the place. The victim followed them after allegedly receiving some text messages.
Probers said Bermas hurriedly left the place leaving behind his companions. He proceeded to the inner portion of Castaneda Drive where he was stabbed by the suspect.
The victim managed to escape crawling towards the direction of his friends where he sought help. He was rushed to a hospital.
The cadaver of the victim now lies at La Merced Funeral Homes for post mortem examination.
Delumpines said based on witnesses’ account, the identity of the suspect was known.
A follow-up operation resulted to the arrest of the suspect identified as Ryan Inso y Lumipay, 18, single, a native of Lapuyan, Zamboanga del Sur Province and presently residing at the same place.
Inso was detained at the local police office pending the filing of appropriate charges in court.
However, during the interview, Inso denied the accusation and alleged that he was at home when the incident happened.
The police are also looking for the other suspect, Sammy Inso alias Gaga, the cousin of Ryan.
Delumpines divulged that the motive of the incident is believed to be robbery.
By Eugene A. Lasprilla
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