A 51-year-old Norwegian national died early Monday after he was stabbed by one of four persons who claimed they were taken hostage by the foreigner inside the latter’s house in Consolacion town, 13 kilometers north of Cebu City. Nils Aksnes Frodei Stein, who was living with his nine-year-old daughter in a subdivision in Jugan, Consolacion, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Eversley Childs Sanitarium and Hospital in Mandaue City, after the alleged hostage-taking and stabbing at 4:30 a.m
Senior Police Officer 1 Ricardo Ermac, investigator of the Consolacion Police station, said a 16-year-old girl admitted to having struck the Norwegian with an empty bottle and then stabbing him several times during an attempt to overpower the foreigner, who was holding a .38 caliber revolver. The other suspects included Nisil Ceriales, 35, who is the only man among the four visitors; his aunt Cheril Nocete, 38; and her 12-year-old daughter. All four were residents of Dumaguete City. Nocete said in a radio interview that she knew Stein through her nephew, Ceriales, and that she came to Cebu because the Norwegian asked her to bring her daughter so that his nine-year-old child would have a playmate. She explained that both children knew each other when Stein and his daughter were staying in a rented house in Dumaguete City, where she had worked part-time as a house cleaner.
Ermac said they were still verifying the claim of the four that they killed the Norwegian after he held them hostage for unclear reasons adding that the police were set to file murder charges against the suspects.