Former barangay chief killed in Lapu-Lapu City ambush
CEBU CITY — Motorcycle-riding gunmen killed in an ambush former Agus Barangay Chairman Remegio “Bo” Oyao shortly before 7 p.m. on Sunday on Agus Road in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu.
Oyao, who had several gunshot wounds in the body, was rushed to the Mactan Doctors Hospital, but doctors there declared him dead on arrival, said Chief Insp. Juan Capacio, Police Station 4 chief of the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office.
Capacio said Oyao, who was with a companion, was driving his Ford F-150 pickup truck on Agus Road. He got stuck in traffic on reaching the area in front of 4J & A Barbeque Station.
While Oyao was waiting for the traffic to move, two men on a motorcycle, who were wearing face masks, suddenly stopped beside Oyao‘s car.
The backrider pulled out a gun and fired at the driver‘s side of the vehicle.
The two men then sped away on their motorcycle.
Oyao’s companion was not hurt in the attack.
Capacio said that Chief Insp. Mark Gifter Sucalit, Lapu-Lapu City Police Office City Intelligence Branch chief, together with his team were conducting a hot pursuit operation.
Oyao was previously indicted for being involved in illegal drugs, but the cases against him were later dismissed.
His brother, Washington “Inday” Oyao, 64, was shot dead by an unknown assailant inside his store in Sitio Malinao, Barangay Agus, Lapu-Lapu City in September 2016. /atm
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