Cebu road rage suspect allowed to travel abroad

Joworski Alipon, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 16 2017 08:24 PM

Photo by Angelica Fay Saniel, ABS-CBN News

CEBU - The camp of road rage victim Ephraim Nuñal is worried about the decision of the Cebu City Regional Trial Court Branch 5 and 9 allowing the suspect David Lim Jr. to travel abroad. 

Nuñal's counsel Maundlyn Martin said that she will file a motion for reconsideration in an effort to stop the younger Lim from pursuing his vacation in the USA and Canada. 

She said that her client expressed concern that Lim may not come back to the Philippine to face the charges filed against him. 

Lim's arraignment for frustrated homicide and illegal possession of ammunition is set next month. 

Defense counsel Esteban Mendoza, however, assured that Lim will return to the Philippines in compliance with the court's mandate.

Nuñal's elder brother is appealing to Lim to be true to his words.

The Regional Trial Court granted Lim's petition to travel since there is no Hold Departure Order issued by the Bureau of Immigration, and because he still hasn't been arraigned.

Mendoza said Lim booked for the cruise last December of 2016. 

Lim claimed self defense when he fired a gun after a traffic altercation with Nuñal last March. 

Nuñal said he honked his car horn at Lim after the latter stopped his Mercedes Benz in the middle of the road. 

Their argument escalated into a fistfight that ended with Lim shooting Nuñal on his leg.