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Cebu News

Husband behind death of Japanese bizwoman’s death

Mae Clydyl L. Avila - The Freeman
Husband behind death of Japanese bizwomanâs death
This was the confession of Mary Jane Gomez Aguilar, 27, who also admitted that she was with the gunman when Junko Hamada, 71, was shot dead while driving her car on Natalio Bacalso Avenue last August 24, Friday, at 7:30 p. m.
Freeman

CEBU, Philippines — The mastermind of the murder of a Japanese businesswoman last month is allegedly her husband who is based in Japan.

This was the confession of Mary Jane Gomez Aguilar, 27, who also admitted that she was with the gunman when Junko Hamada, 71, was shot dead while driving her car on Natalio Bacalso Avenue last August 24, Friday, at 7:30 p. m.

Hamada succumbed to three fatal gunshot wounds to different parts of her body.

Aguilar of Barangay Tisa, Cebu City was arrested in an anti-drug operation in Barangay Tisa last Friday.

She allegedly had in her possession eight small packs and one medium pack of shabu with an estimated market value of P62,000.

Also arrested with her is her cousin Alfie Fernandez, 25.

In her extrajudicial confession, Aguilar said she was the back rider of the gunman, who is also her boyfriend.

Aguilar acted as the bridge between her boyfriend and Junko's husband, Sinichi, the mastermind to the killing.

Fernandez allegedly stood as witness of the negotiations between Sinichi and the gunman.

Senior Superintendent Royina Garma, director of Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), said the motive of the slay had something to do with the financial shares of Junko's husband.

"Yung husband niya at siya (Junko) ay magkahiwalay at parang nasa Japan na. Ang motive is personal grudge kasi may problem daw sa financial duon sa shares ng business ng biktima," she said.

Garma said that the two were monitored by the Mambaling and Punta police stations and the CCPO City Intelligence Branch (CIB) because of the information that they were the ones behind the slay of Hamada.

Chief Inspector Randy Caballes, chief of Mambaling police, said they will first file drug cases against the suspects and cases in relation to Hamada’s death will follow.

Garma said the case is considered closed and charges against gunman will also be filed soon. (FREEMAN)

JUNKO HAMADA

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