Waiting for developments in the case of the Filipina domestic worker, Constancia Lago Dayag, who was allegedly physically and sexually abused prior to her death in Kuwait, the Philippine government, through its Embassy in Kuwait, has already filed a criminal case against the Kuwaiti government for failure to prevent such incidents, as stipulated on the memorandum of agreement (MoU) on the protection of OFWs in the Gulf state, signed by both countries last year.
And while the final results on the forensic investigation have yet to be released, the Philippine government wants to hold those responsible for the death of the Filipina accountable, including Dayag’s employer, who is considered an important entity regarding her death.
Employer of OFW who Died in Kuwait Faces Felony Murder Charge
For this reason, the Department of Foreign Affairs announced that the employer of the Filipina household service worker who died in Kuwait is now facing a felony murder charge, as shared in a report by ABS-CBN News.
In relation to this, DFA Assistant Secretary Emmanuel Fernandez identified Bader Ibrahim Mohammad Hussain as the employer of Constancia Lago Dayag in Kuwait.
Fernandez clarified that Hussain is still presumed innocent until proven guilty. Since the autopsy results have yet to show whether or not there was foul play in the death of Ms. Dayag, the DFA will closely monitor the case and provide updates as they come.
Hussain is facing a felony murder complaint filed by the Kuwaiti General Prosecutor’s Office and supported by the Philippine Embassy, the DFA noted.
Dayag’s remains arrived in Manila last Thursday (May 23), and the labour department has instructed the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to conduct a separate autopsy on the body as soon as the remains become available for investigation in the country.
In an earlier report released by the DFA, Dayag’s body bore various contusions and hematoma, with indications of possible sexual abuse.
The DFA has also reiterated that it has asked for the immediate release of the official forensic report from the Criminal Evidence Department of Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior.
In the meantime, the labour department has already asked for permission from the family to bring Dayag’s remains to the University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) Forensic Morgue for a separate examination.
The DFA has also announced that it will give PHP 100,000 cash assistance to Dayag’s family to help in the cost of her funeral.