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Frustrated lunch, missing P54 million property and a killer on scooter: the Keng Seng murder probe so far

BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Jeffrey Keng Seng was on his way home high noon of Tuesday, 14 June 2022, when a killer on a scooter sneaked up on him and shot him from the left passenger side window at a traffic stop.

This was Crime Scene No. 1 under Village 5: the BS Aquino Drive-Lacson Street intersection, both busy major thoroughfares here.

He had just bought food and his family was waiting for him to have lunch.

As he drove past the intersection, the 40-year-old businessman was already wounded.

He crashed his car on an empty lot just past the intersection of Gatuslao Street and BS Aquino Drive.

This was Crime Scene No. 2 under Village 3.

These are some of the details so far as the probe on the broad daylight killing of Keng Seng unfolds and as the police dive into the killing that is the third murder in only a week after two government assets were killed in separate incidents.

Station 2 chief, Captain Paul Vincent Pendon told DNX the recovered CCTV footage placed the time of incident around 12:30pm.

Pendon said Jeffrey was driving westward, probably on his way home in 27th Gatuslao Street, from the eastern direction or the Shopping area after he bought viand for lunch.

He was probably bringing home food to his family, he added.

Probers did not find any spent shells at the second crime scene, a vacant lot where the victim’s car crashed, contrary to earlier reports that a second killer got off his motorcycle and finished the victim off.

Pendon, however, said someone on a motorcycle got off at the second crime scene, possibly to check if the victim was dead or fatally wounded but they are not yet sure if it was the shooter or a different person.

This is Police Station 2 along BS Aquino Drive only a block away from the two crime scenes.. | Photo by Banjo C Hinolan.
This is Police Station 2 along BS Aquino Drive only a block away from the two crime scenes.. | Photo by Banjo C Hinolan.

Station 2 probers have also confirmed at the start of their investigation that a cousin of the victim was named in a complaint that he and his father filed before Station 3 in relation to property worth P54 million that went missing in 2019.

Pendon said these two blotter entries were dated 20 and 23 March 2019.

The Keng Sengs claimed cars, generators and other equipment were found missing from their warehouse in Santa Clara subdivision in Banago village.

Pendon did not name the relative but he also confirmed kin of the dead Keng Seng will be investigated by police in relation to the murder.

Mira Nicole Magbanua
Mira Nicole Magbanua
Nicole Magbanua is a voice artist, a fledgling journalist, and a driven young leader, out to maximize her full potential through a mic, a script, and her vocal chords.
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