Businessman, cop arrested over racing champ Enzo Pastor slay–police
MANILA, Philippines — The mastermind and his hired gunman, allegedly a Pasay City policeman, behind the killing of racing champion Ferdinand “Enzo” Pastor have been arrested, police said.
Senior Inspector Maricar Taqueban, public information chief of the Quezon City Police District, confirmed the arrest of the suspects and said they would be presented to the media this Wednesday.
In a radio report, Police Officer 2 Edgar Angel admitted to the authorities that he was paid P100,000 to ambush Pastor.
The report, however, did not identify the arrested businessman who gave orders to Angel.
Radio reports also said the victim’s father Tom Pastor went to the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) to file cases against the businessman and the police.
In July, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte offered a P1-million bounty for the capture of the assailants.
Duterte claimed he was a friend of the slain racer’s father.
Pastor, who had just won a racing competition in Batangas, was shot “11 times” by a masked gunman on a motorcycle at a Quezon City intersection last June 12.
Days after his killing, the QCPD formed a seven-man investigating team to focus on the murder of Pastor.
The case prompted Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas to order the Philippine National Police to form special investigation teams to look into such high-profile cases, including the murder of hotel chain owner Richard King in Davao City.
Originally posted: 8:43 am | Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
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