Woman in Tumaga motel gun slaying unmasked PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 17 August 2014 15:21

Police are close to solving the case in which an employee of the Department of Public Works and Highways Basilan district office was shot and stabbed dead Wednesday morning outside a motel in Tumaga.

This after investigators from the Sta. Maria police station have unmasked the identity of the woman whom 28-year-old Hans Reyson Paul Abah of Isabela City was supposed to have a love tryst at the Happiness Motel in Tumaga Porcentro.

Police identified the woman as Ella Evangelio, who, it was found out, was with three male companions, one of whom shot and stabbed Abah

Evangelio’s identity, according to the police,  surfaced during a relentless investigation including the gathering of evidences and sworn statements from witnesses.

It was learned that Abah aboard a tricycle arrived around 9:30 a.m. at the motel where he met with Evangelio. While they were talking at the entrance. three unidentified men appeared and one of them shot Abah in the head.

Although wounded, Abah managed to run,  but he was chased by the gunman who stabbed him several times.

The three men escaped aboard a motorcycle and Evangelio also disappeared.

Abah was dead on arrival at the hospital.

Meanwhile, police have cleared Jeremy Fernando whose name cropped up during the first day of investigation.

Investigators said the motel’s security guard gave them the supposed combination plate number of the killers’ get-away motorcycle. When it was checked with the Land Transportation Office, it was found out that the given plate number was that of Fernando’s motorcycle.

When investigators double checked, it was discovered that the security guard gave them a wrong plate number. — Dan Toribio Jr.