Dispute Leads to Filipino Worker Killing Saudi Manager, Pakistani Co-Worker

A Filipino worker based in Saudi Arabia was shot and killed after he reportedly stabbed and killed his Saudi manager and Pakistani co-worker, and injuring several others on Wednesday, September 26.

The incident took place in Farasan Island unit of the Saudi Electricity Company in Saudi Arabia’s southern Jizan province. The Filipino, who was not named in the report, chased Pakistani worker Arbab Ahmed with a knife following an argument between the two at their accommodation. 

Citing initial reports from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Philippine Consul General to Jeddah Edgar Badajos said that “the Filipino allegedly first stabbed the Pakistani after an argument and then also stabbed the Saudi and several other coworkers when they tried to intervene.”

The Filipino stabbed Saudi manager surnamed Naseebi, 56, seven times, mainly on his chest and throat.

In a report from Saudi Gazette, five others were injured in the attack before “security personnel of the company, a subcontractor of the Saudi Electric Company, immediately responded and shot and killed the Filipino,” Badajos said.

 The Philippine consulate will help in repatriating the OFW’s remains.