(UPDATE) Convicted killer Rolito Go is back in custody and was found to have minor injuries, PNP Chief, Director General Nicanor Bartolome confirmed Thursday.
Bartolome said they found Go late Wednesday and is now under PNP custody.
"There are still procedures we have to go through before he is returned to Bilibid," Bartolome said in a phone interview, refusing to provide details.
"He had abrasions, contusions," Bartolome added.
But in a report quoting Bartolome in a dzBB interview, it was claimed that Go and his nurse-nephew Clemence Yu were abducted and apparently brought to Batangas.
"They were apparently brought to Batangas, kanina ni-release sila at sila ay sumakay sa Lucena Bus at doon sila bumaba sa Alabang (They were allegedly brought to Batangas and released. They took a bus and got off at Alabang)," Bartolome reportedly said in a dzBB interview. The report noted abductors gave Go and Yu money for fare.
Go and his nephew had supposedly been abducted Tuesday night.
In 1993, Go was convicted of killing engineering student Eldon Maguan due to a traffic altercation in 1991. He has been a living-out prisoner at the NBP while getting treatment for cancer. He has been allowed to leave the prison under escort.
In a statement Thursday, the Palace said President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III has ordered an investigation on Go's disappearance and eventual reappearance.
Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda also noted that to "emphasize the principle of command responsibility," the Palace has accepted the Bureau of Corrections Director Gaudencio Pangilinan's offer to go on leave.
The New Bilibid Prison will be supervised by the Secretary of Justice, pending the appointment of an officer-in-charge, Lacierda said.
"The President is displeased with the lack of progress in arresting high-profile fugitives," Lacierda further said. (With reports from Kim Arveen Patria)