Habal driver shot during prayer Print
Wednesday, 08 August 2018 14:52

A habal-habal driver was shot and killed while attending a prayer for the dead at a house in Phase 2, HB Homes Subdivision in Barangay Sinunuc last Monday.

Chief insp. Helen Galvez, Police Regional Officer-9 Information Officer, identified the victim as Abdel Muin Jikiri y Musa, 27, a habal-habal driver and a resident of Purok 2, Barangay Sinunuc.

Based on investigation, Jikiri and his father were invited to the house of a certain Hadji Evelyn Requejo Kalaw for a Muslim prayer that evening.

While the victim and the other guests were seated inside the house, a still unidentified suspect arrived and  shot Jikiri, who was at the time sitting on a chair.

The suspect then fled on his motorcycle towards the inner part of Barangay Malagutay.

Police recovered five spent shells and one empty magazine of a .45 caliber pistol at the crime scene.

Authorities said that personal grudge is the motive behind the incident.  (Dan Toribio)