Police said Wednesday that Meyah Amatorio, the girlfriend of slain lady driver Jang Lucero was abducted by armed men in Bay town, Laguna.
Laguna Police Public Information Office chief Police Lieutenant Colonel Citadel Gaoiran said in an interview with GMA News Online that around ten armed men forcibly took Amatorio and her relative in their compound.
“Based po sa report ng Bay, allegedly about mga 12:20 p.m. doon sa may Barangay Calo… ito pong si Adrian Ramos y Amatorio at si Meyah Amatorio ay diumano dinukot ng sampung mga kalalakihan,” Gaoiran said.
(Based on the report of Bay, 10 men allegedly abducted Adrian Ramos y Amatorio and Meyah Amatorio at around 12:20 pm in Barangay Calo.)
Amatorio’s relatives immediately reported the incident to the police.
Authorities are now looking for witnesses and CCTV footage that could be used as evidence.
“Tinitingnan po natin kung related ba ito o ano ‘yung motibo,” Gaoiran said.
(We are investigating if the incident was related to Jang’s death or the motive.)
Last week, Amatorio insisted that Jang’s family’s suspicion that she was involved in the death of her girlfriend is untrue.
“Ito po ‘yong kamay ko, ‘yong sinasabi niyo pong may sugat na namamaga. Patunayan niyo po, puro po kayo fake news,” said Amatorio in an interview with GMA News.
(This is my hand, the one you say has a swollen wound. Prove it, you are pure fake news.)
Amatorio also appealed to stop attacking her and her family on social media because they are already hurt by the threats and intimidation they receive.
Amatorio’s former girlfriend Annshiela Belarmino was first involved in the crime and was charged by the Calamba Police with the murder of Jang Lucero.
But Belarmino was released after the Calamba Prosecutor’s Office dismissed the murder complaint about the lack of sufficient evidence to link her to the crime.
Belarmino had earlier denied that she had anything to do with Jang’s death, who sustained multiple stab wounds to the body.
Jang Lucero who was found dead inside her car in Calamba, Laguna, sustained more than 50 stab wounds.