THE motorcycle that was allegedly used by the gunman who killed a traffic enforcer in Lapu-Lapu City was found in Barangay Pajac last Sunday afternoon.
Although the local police have yet to identify the assailant, Basak Barangay Captain Isabelito Darnayla said that the man who killed Raquel Bensi, a member of the Lapu-Lapu City Traffic Management System (CTMS), is also the one who shot him and CTMS head Frank Brazil.
Brazil was shot twice in August last year, while Darnayla was shot last Feb. 7, 2016.
Darnayla said some Muslim brothers divulged the information to him.
“Positive gyud,” he said.
Bensi, 37, was shot by two-men on a motorcycle, while he was manning the traffic in Barangay Basak last Jan. 27.
He suffered two gunshot wounds in the body.
SPO2 Allan Pantaleon, Lapu-Lapu Police Office Homicide Section investigator, said a Honda XRM red motorcycle with plate 5662 MC was abandoned in Sitio Saint Michael, Pajac past 4 p.m. last Sunday.
Pantaleon said the motorcycle was registered under the name of Teddy Pepito, a resident of Consolacion town.
The police have yet to locate the owner and identify the person who left the vehicle.
Before the shooting, Jinky, Bensi’s wife, said her husband had an argument with a tricycle driver.
“Mao tong nibarog sya sa iyang kaugalingon kung inyo ko’ng balikon naa ra ko diri. Mao to nahitabo dayn. Gibalikan gyud siya. (Bensi told the driver that if they will run after him, they can come back. They did),” Darnayla said.
The crime was captured by the closed-circuit television camera of a business establishment in Basak. Police considered as one of the motives in the shooting the ongoing crackdown of CTMS against colorum or illegal motorcycles.