ECQ checkpoint volunteer beaten up, killed in Cebu City COVID-19 hot spot

By: - Reporter / @nestleCDN
/ 06:24 PM May 25, 2020

CEBU CITY—A volunteer at a COVID-19 checkpoint at the village of Mambaling here was killed after being beaten up by three still unidentified men early on Monday (May 25).

The victim, identified only as a certain Agu, suffered multiple wounds and bruises.


He was brought to the hospital but was declared dead on arrival there.

Cpl. Noel Timagos, of the Mambaling police station, said the victim was beaten up around 1 a.m. on Wednesday in his house at the village. Mambaling is among COVID-19 hot spots in the city.


Agu, Timagus, was not familiar to the residents of Mambaling since he did not have relatives in the village.

According to results of initial police investigation, Agu served as volunteer at the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) checkpoint at the village.

Timagos said police were trying to identify suspects and determine the motive for the assault.

Agu, according to witnesses’ accounts, was covered in blood and heard shouting for help during the attack.

Timagos said witnesses believed Agu was beaten to death.

Edited by TSB


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