Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña has identified the man who shot a male nurse in a road rage at F. Sotto St., Barangay Kamputhaw, this Sunday morning, March 19. The suspect is one David Lim Jr., a nephew of Peter Lim, the Cebuano-based businessman and an alleged drug lord. The city mayor went to house of the suspect that night, but he was not there.
In an earlier Facebook post by Mayor Osmeña, he said he visited the victim Ephraim Montalbo Nuñal in the hospital, where the latter positively identified the man who shot him as David Lim Jr., who was wearing a Barong Tagalog when the incident took place. The Cebu City mayor also announced a P100,000 for any information on the suspect’s whereabouts.
In a Facebook post at around 10:30 pm that same day, Mayor Osmeña said he himself, along with Cebu Police went to the house of David Lim Jr., but the latter was not around. “He’s not here. I have invited his father in for questioning. I cannot legally compel him to come with no warrant. I am working on getting a warrant now.” The tough mayor said.
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“For the record: the judge has refused to issue me a warrant of arrest. I have ordered SWAT to execute the raid on David Lim’s house. I accept all legal responsibility.” Mayor Osmeña later wrote. Shortly, he posted a photo of him and the police inside the house, talking to David Lim Sr., the suspect’s father. At around 11 pm, the mayor said he sent a text message to Christopher “Bong” Go, the special assistant to the President (Duterte).
“Hi Bong, fyi lang, tonight I personally raided the house of David Lim, brother to Peter. His son was captured on video this morning shooting a nurse. The judge in Cebu refused to issue a warrant of arrest and the police refused to move with no warrant until I threatened to perform the raid by myself. Son not in house.” Mayor Osmeña’s text message reads.
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Credit: Tommy Osmeña Facebook
“Please tell the President that I need help getting an arrest warrant ASAP so a hold departure order can be placed. This is beyond me na. Need help.” He added, who commented on his own post, showing that Bong Go received his text message. The mayor also named a certain Tamae Takahashi, as the woman who was seen on the viral video.
According to Mayor Osmeña, Takahashi finished Psychology and Law at the University of San Carlos (USC), and recently took the bar exams. Anyone who knows the whereabouts of David Lim Jr and Tamae Takahashi is being advised to contact CCPO Homicide Division at 032 266 5494 or Councilor Dave Tumulak at 0917 722 6221.