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Construction Worker Stabbed by Man with 23-Inch Bolo in Lapu-Lapu

Stabbed by Bolo

In a tragic incident on Sunday evening, March 10, 2024, a 52-year-old construction worker lost his life after being stabbed with bolo by another construction worker in Purok Thunder, Timpolok, Barangay Babag, Lapu-Lapu City.

Victim and Suspect Identified

According to Cebu Daily News, the victim, identified as Victor Franco Tolo, resided in the area with his live-in partner. The perpetrator, Wilson Mangubat Inihao, also a resident of the locality, was identified as the suspect in the fatal stabbing.

The suspect allegedly wielded a 23-inch bolo during the attack, inflicting fatal wounds on the victim.

Sequence of Events

According to the investigation conducted by the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office, the victim and his partner had gone to a nearby store to purchase liquor. It was at this store that they encountered the suspect.

A heated argument ensued between the victim and the suspect, leading to a violent confrontation. The suspect, allegedly provoked by the argument, retrieved the bolo and proceeded to stab the victim twice, causing severe injuries to his left side and right leg.

Tragic Outcome

Despite being rushed to Lapu-Lapu City District Hospital, the victim succumbed to his injuries upon arrival. The attending physician declared him dead due to significant blood loss.

Responding police officers promptly apprehended the suspect at the scene of the crime. Presently, he is under the custody of Police Station 3 of the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office.

Legal Ramifications

Authorities are set to file charges of homicide against the suspect, marking the beginning of legal proceedings to address the tragic loss of life.

The incident underscores the urgent need for conflict resolution and the prevention of violence within communities. It serves as a sobering reminder of the importance of peaceful conflict resolution to prevent such senseless tragedies.

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