Investigators still searching for motive in attack on councilman

THE Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) said it now has information on the killer of Barangay San Isidro Councilman Neil Abella of San Fernando.

However, CCPO Director Joel Doria said that investigators are still building up the case and are also waiting for the family to give information on the possible motive behind the attack. “We coordinated with the family. They requested if our investigators could come again after the burial for any information from them. We’re looking at all the angles,” Doria said.

The city director said that the CCPO is working in coordination with the San Fernando Police Station to identify the lone gunman who shot Abella and wounded his companion outside a fast food joint on Gen. Maxilom Ave. last Friday.

“We need concrete evidence and we have to scrutinize everything so that we can file the case against the suspect,” Doria said.

Abella was backing out of the fast food joint’s parking area when a man armed with a .45 pistol approached the driver’s side and shot him thrice in the face and neck. (JOB)