Hunt on for 2 more suspects ( Japanese murders wife for insurance money) PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 06 May 2018 16:43


A 73-year-old Japanese murder suspect reportedly orchestrated the killing of his Filipina wife in Zamboanga City to collect Insurance proceeds under his late wife’s name, based on investigation conducted by police.

This was announced by police after the arrest of three suspects, including 73-year old Kioshi Hanna Niida, the Japanese husband of murder victim Jenneliz Curambao Niida.

Two of the Japanese national’s cohorts were arrested in separate operations conducted in Zamboanga Sibugay and Zamboanga city last Thursday.

They were identified as Vilma Pahilago who was arrested in Siay, Zamboanga Sibugay and Mateo Francisco, who was nabbed by police in Zamboanga city last Thursday

Niida was arrested along the Maria Clara Lobregat Highway on April 17.

Police said that two more suspects are the subject of pursuit and manhunt operations but refused to divulge their identities.

Niida reportedly hired his two co-conspirators, Pahilago and Francisco, to look for an assassin to murder the former’s wife.

Jenneliz was killed by an unidentified assailant in Guiwan last December.

Niida, together with Pahilago and Francisco, are now facing Parricide charges. (Dan Toribio)