Japanese fugitive arrested in Quezon City for murder

/ 10:10 PM March 15, 2019
Japanese fugitive arrested in Quezon City for murder

PHOTO from Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)

MANILA, Philippines — A Japanese fugitive allegedly responsible for the murder of two Japanese men was arrested in Quezon City on Friday.

Police identified the suspect as Kenichirou Kobayashi, 61, who is allegedly the mastermind in the killing of Shinsuke Toba and Tatsuya Nakamura on October 18, 2014, and on September 1, 2015, respectively.


Police said both victims were shot dead in Las Piñas City on two separate occasions.

According to a report sent by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) of the Philippine National Police, the suspect is also included in the Interpol Blue Notice.


The suspect was arrested at around 6:30 a.m. after months of surveillance, the CIDG said.

In January 2017, Kirby Tan, the alleged hitman of both murder cases was also arrested in Las Piñas City.

Police said the suspect was brought to the National Capital Region office of the CIDG. /ee

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