BY JOEL CALAMBA ESCOL, Managing Editor
MDNN Tokyo International News – The mother of the suspect who reportedly killed former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has donated $720,000 (39 million in the Philippines) to the Unification Church founded by Sun Myong Moon.
This revelation was made by the suspect’s uncle, according to sources obtained by Mindanao Daily News.
Tetsuya Yamagami, the 41-year-old suspect, claimed that his mother’s huge donation ruined their finances. But an official of the Unification Church has also claimed that around $360,000 was already returned to the donor in 2014.
The uncle told the media that a payout of around ¥60 million in connection with the death of Tetsuya’s father. His (Tetsuya’s) uncle also revealed that even the sale of the family properties (house and land) were also donated by his mother to the Unification Church.
Yamagami’s mom became a follower of the Family Federation for World Peace, otherwise known as the “Unification Church” several years after the suspect’s father committed suicide and died in 1984, it was learned.
“I believe she was a very important follower of the church. She was under mind control,” Yamagami’s uncle said.
The uncle said even when the family was financially bankrupt in 2002, the mother continued to donate smaller donations to the unification church.
This huge sum of money donated by the mother angered Yamagami until he made up his mind to kill the leader of the religious organization.
In a separate interview with the country’s local media, it was also reported that the unification church confirmed that a total of ¥50 million was already returned to the mother.
Investigations are still going on and police authorities are conducting massive interviews to establish the evil plan of the suspect, which ended into the shocking shooting while PM Abe was delivering his message to their political group