The Daily Manila Shimbun


Police officer claims NBI is involved in Korean kidnap- slay

January 30, 2017

While President Rodrigo Duterte is saying that a police official is behind the killing of a South Korean businessman, that official has alleged that the National Bureau of Investigation is involved, too.

Philippine National Police Director General Ronald Dela Rosa said Anti-Illegal Drugs Group (AIDG) official Supt. Rafael Dumlao made the claim.

“If we’re going to base on his testimony, there are higher officials of NBI,” Dela Rosa said referring to the higher officials involved in the abduction and murder case of Jee Ick-Joo.

Early Monday, Duterte told a news conference that Dumlao is behind the kidnap-slay of Jee Ick-Joo

“Investigators are telling me it is really him,” Duterte said.

Duterte said there was conspiracy in the killing of the Korean executive. He said the reported assets of the NBI implicated in the crime have yet to surrender.

National Bureau of Investigation Director Dante Gierran denied no officials or agents are involved in the kidnap-slay of Jee.

It was reported that there were NBI men involved in Jee's abduction, particularly a  "Jerry" who is a driver of  "Lising."

“Jerry” allegedly is Jerry Omlang, who sought NBI custody over the weekend.

Gierran said he is not an employee or an asset.

Danilo Lising, a supervising agent of the NBI, denied Jerry was his driver.

"I am a mere government employee. I cannot afford a driver," Lising said.

Gieran said he won’t resign.“Why should I resign when I have not done wrong?” he said.

Dela Rosa confirmed that as of Monday, Dumlao has returned to Camp Crame.

“Right now he is under the custody of the headquarters support service (HSS) because he is under restrictive custody and he is willing to tell all, to give the whole picture of the story according to his version,” he said.

Last Friday, Dumlao left Camp Crame with his wife. Dela Rosa said four policemen were involved in the case: Dumlao, SPO3 Ricky Sta Isabel, SPO4 Roy Villegas and PO2 Christopher Baldovino. Robina Asido/DMS