BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – The police here has yet to confirm if businessman Ivan Magbanua who was killed last 7 December 2022 along Magsaysay Avenue was an asset of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency ( PDEA) or the Justice Department’s National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).
This developed as police recovered footages fro. Closed Circuit Television cameras that showed the face of the possible killer and indications that the hit was well executed.
This has yet to be tied up to other pieces of evidence that could lead to the discovery of the killer, the officer leading the probe said
Station 8 chief Major Joery Puerto told DNX the victim had a lot of friends in various law enforcement agencies but it could not be confirmed yet if he was formally adopted as an asset
Puerto said they are focusing on the business related angle of the case which looks more probable as of now but they are also peering into other angles, like illicit drugs.
Puerto told DNX that upon reviewing the footage, they saw a car and two motorbikes, the riders of which appear to be doing a final reconnaissance of the area where the ambush was done.
Puerto added that this showed ths killing of Magbanua was “well-planned.”
Magbanua, 39, is the owner of MBS Security Agency and a resident of Singcang-Airport village.
He was killed midnight of 7 December 2022.