DOJ to file charges vs Dumlao and others over Jee Ick Joo case

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The Philippine National Police have placed under restrictive custody an officer from the Anti-Illegal Drugs Group who allegedly abducted a Korean businessman, Ick Joo Jee, (in photo) in Angeles, Pampanga on October.

FILE PHOTO: Korean businessman, Ick Joo Jee.

MANILA — The Department of Justice (DOJ) has released its resolution on the case of Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo who was kidnapped and killed inside Camp Crame in October 2016.

On a 50-page resolution, the DOJ recommended the filing of charges against Police Superintendent Rafael Dumlao III and Jerry Omlang as primary suspects in the abduction and killing of Jee.

The Justice Department has also recommended the filing of charges against retired policeman Gerardo Santiago as an accessory to crime.

The DOJ prosecution panel has also affirmed its resolution on January 17, 2017.

The said resolution finds probable cause in the kidnapping for ransom with homicide cases filed against another accused SPO3 Ricky Sta. Isabel and SPO4 Roy Villegas.

The DOJ recommended the filing of carnapping charges against Sta. Isabel, Dumlao, Omlang, Villegas and a John Doe for stealing a ford explorer unit registered under Wontech Philippine International Corporation. The said vehicle was used in the crime.

Meanwhile, the Justice Department has ordered the dismissal of  cases against Ramon Yalung, Atty. Ricardo Diaz, Atty. Jose Yap, Roel Bolivar, PSupt. Allan Macapagal, Chistopher Gruenberg, Epephany Gotera, Teodelito Taripe, Kevin Enriquez, Robert Tobias and Bernard Maraya due to lack of probable cause in the cases filed against them.

Meanwhile, the PNP supports the Department of Justice, expressing high hopes that this development will help in unveiling the truth behind the killing of the Korean businessman.

“The PNP is one with the DOJ in giving justice to the family of the victim. The filing of charges against Supt. Rafael Dumlao will bolster the findings of the AKG investigation of his participation in the commission of the crime,” said PNP PIO chief PSSupt. Dionardo Carlos.  — Nel Maribojoc | UNTV News & Rescue

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