THE former head of the Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB) of the Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) was shot dead during a raid on Dan Molave, Barangay Kamputhaw, Cebu City, at 5:00 pm on Thursday, November 21, 2019.
Police rushed P / Lt. Col. Joie Yape was at the nearest private hospital but was dead on arrival. Si P / Maj. Elizandro Quijano, chief of Police Station 2 at the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), said they received the alarm at 5:35 p.m. They learned that Yape had attended a function at a hotel in the area.
Along with his wife, they walked to Escario Street off Molave Street. According to witnesses, the killer was riding his motorcycle behind Yape, Quijano said.
It is possible to follow Yape as the killer knows where he is going, Quijano said.
It was blamed by one of the hotel's staff, who claimed that on closed-circuit television (CCTV), the assailants were already in front of their hotel, carrying a motorcycle.
In addition, the gunman allegedly wore a black hoodie while the driver was wearing a full-face helmet.
When Yape and his wife broke into the hotel, they followed, then shot at police. After catching Yape, he was shot twice. The motorcycles then hit the Escario.
The function that Yape attends is part of procurement law and procurement planning, which begins Nov. 20 and ends Nov. 22.
According to him, the hotel's rooms are full of function venues, causing the couple to arrive at the opposite hotel.
“After 5:00 pm, they are free to go where they are going. Sir and I are going to have dinner with his wife in Ayala, ”said one of the hotel staff.
As of 8pm last night, police were still blank on the motive for the crime.
Quijano said it was one of them to check the work, especially when it was installed in Cebu.
Meanwhile, associates recognized Yape as a kind and hard-working robber.
In September 2017, he surrendered known hitmen in Dumanjug town. The hitmen left their weapons unlicensed.
When he headed the Dumanjug police station, he visited barangay captains all over the city to put on their firearms.
More than 5,000 unlicensed weapons were detained at the police station.
Among those present was Jerrick Torres, the alleged leader of the shooting in Malalay in Dumanjug.
He also led the arrest of Ricardo Ramirez, former mayor of Medellin, in July 2017 on the basis of an arrest warrant issued by the court.