Drunken man stabs, wounds drinking buddy

March 21, 2020

A DRUNK man stabbed and seriously wounded his drinking buddy after the latter tried to pacify him for his unruly behavior Friday evening in Valenzuela city.

Emmanuel Ocfemia, 50, helper and resident of Block 6 C. Molina St., Bgy. Veintereales was rushed to Valenzuela Medical Center where he is presently confined after he underwent medical treatment for lone stab wound in the abdomen.

Valenzuela police chief P/Col. Ferdinand Ortega said the incident happened at around 8 p.m. along Block 3, Power St. Plastic City in Bgy. Veintereales while the suspect identified as Afredo Rabaya, 57 of Lucero Street, Veintereales and the victim, along with their co-workers, were having a drinking session.

After consuming several bottles of liquor, the suspect started to become unruly which prompted the victim to pacify him.

However, the suspect turned his ire on the victim, pulled out a bladed weapon, and stabbed Ocfemia once, hitting him on the left side of the abdomen.

Though wounded, the victim managed to run and seek the help of barangay watchmen that resulted in the arrest of the suspect and the recovery of the blood stained bladed weapon.

Charges for attempted homicide will be filed by police against Rabaya before the Valenzuela City Prosecutor’s Office.