LUNA, Apayao – A 22-year old college student was hurt after he was repeatedly stabbed by his drinking buddy during a drinking session at barangay Lappa here around 8 pm Sunday.
Superintendent Cherry Fajardo, public information officer of the Police Regional Office (PRO) in the Cordillera, identified the victim as Edison Alag, 22, single, college graduate and a resident of barangay Lappa, Luna, Apayao.
Initial police investigation showed the victim and the suspect, who was identified as Brandon A. Oamin, 24, single and also a resident of barangay Lappa, Luna, Apayao, were having a drinking session when a heated argument suddenly ensued between them.
During the heated argument, the suspect suddenly stabbed the victim several times on the different parts of his body.
He was immediately rushed by concerned residents and responding police operatives to the Far North General Hospital and Training Center for medical treatment while the suspect was arrested and now detained at the Luna Municipal Police Station awaiting the filing of appropriate charges against him before the Apayao provincial prosecutor’s office.
By Dexter A. See