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A house worker was stabbed and seriously wounded by his co-worker at the residence of their employer at Barangay Guiwan, Zamboanga City on Friday.

The victim was identified as Omar Arpa y Arip, 24, married, a native of Basilan Province and temporary staying at the said place.

Police Station 5, Investigator-On-Case (IOC) PO3 Edwin Truza disclosed that the victim suffered multiple stab wounds on the left side of his body.

Truza said the victim was brought to West Metro Medical Center (WMMC) for medical attention where he is presently under recovery.

PO3 Truza added that a manhunt operation was conducted against the suspect who was initually identified as certain Akip, family name unknown, a native of Jolo, Sulu Province.

Investigation showed that at about 10 p.m. of Friday, the suspect went inside Omar’s room then where he slammed the door and unplugged the air condition unit that resulted in a fist fight between him and the victim.

The suspect grabbed a scissor and stabbed the victim repeatedly before escaping from the crime scene.

Further reports revealed that Omar and Akip had a previous misunderstanding but was only settled by their employer.

A homicide case has already been readied by the IOC against the suspect in court. (Eugene A. Lasprilla)

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