Lawyer survives ambush in Cebu City

Joworski Alipon, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 02 2019 03:51 PM

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CEBU CITY - A prominent lawyer survived an ambush near the city's Hall of Justice on Monday morning.

Atty. Inocencio Dela Cerna had just come from a court hearing when a gunman on board a motorcycle fired a gunshot at his SUV.

The victim sped away and was able to escape by returning fire to the unknown assailant.

Dela Cerna is one of the legal counsels of former Bohol Board member Niño Rey Boniel, who is accused of killing his wife Bien Unido Mayor Gisela Boniel.

He was also the legal counsel of the Highway Patrol Group (HPG) officials who were charged in the killing of Atty. Noel Archival in 2014.