Man stabs friend to death in Iloilo

By Rio Sumagaysay, ABS-CBN News Iloilo

Posted at Jun 10 2014 05:54 PM | Updated as of Jun 11 2014 01:54 AM

ILOILO CITY - A man was stabbed dead by his own friend in Barangay Concepcion, Iloilo City on Monday night, police said.

The victim, identified as Steve Navigar, sustained multiple stab wounds in different parts of the body.

He was rushed to a hospital but was declared dead on arrival.

The suspect, Gerardo Abanel, was immediately arrested by police.

According to a relative of the victim, Abanel waited for Navigar to pass the area.

When he arrived, Abanel stabbed him several times.

However, Abanel claimed that 3 people, including Navigar, tried to stab him, but he managed to grab the knife and stab the victim.

Authorities are still investigating the motive behind the incident.

The suspect is detained at Iloilo City Police Station.