MANILA–The Philippine National Police Anti-Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) on Wednesday presented Supt. Rafael Dumlao III before the Angeles City Regional Trial Court (RTC) in connection with the kidnapping and murder of South Korean national Jee Ick Joo last October.
Angeles City RTC Branch 58 Judge Ireneo Pangilinan, Jr. issued the warrant of arrest against Dumlao and several others for kidnapping and serious illegal detention in connection with the Jee Ick Joo case last April 21.
The arrest warrant was received by the PNP-AKG in Camp Crame, Quezon City on Tuesday night.
The PNP-AKG brought Dumlao to the Angeles City RTC for the “return of the warrant”.
Dumlao was one of the principal accused in the abduction and killing of South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo.
Others accused in the special complex crime of kidnapping for ransom with homicide were SPO3 Ricky Sta. Isabel and SPO4 Roy Villegas after the Department of Justice (DOJ) affirmed its earlier resolution last January.
However, the DOJ exonerated the former accused Ramon Yalung for the case of kidnapping for ransom with homicide.
Isabel, Dumlao Jerry Omlang and Villegas were charged with the case of violation of the Anti-Carnapping Law for stealing the Ford Explorer, the vehicle being used by Jee.
Likewise, Sta. Isabel, Dumlao, Omlang and Villegas are also facing the case of kidnapping and serious illegal detention for the abduction of Marisa Dawis Morquicho, the housemaid of Jee.
Jee was allegedly abducted in Angeles City, Pampanga by the group of Dumlao and was killed inside Camp Crame, Quezon City on Oct. 18, 2016.
His cadaver was allegedly taken to a funeral home in Caloocan City where it was cremated. His remains were flushed into the toilet bowl.
The Angeles City RTC recommended no bail for Dumlao, who was alleged top bear an alias of “Sir Dumlao. ” Sta. Isabel also tagged Dumlao as the mastermind in the abduction of Jee.
Dumlao is currently on “restricted to barracks” at the PNP Headquarters Support Service (HSS) in Camp Crame, Quezon City.
The Angeles City RTC on Wednesday reset the “commitment order”. The next hearing will be on May 3, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.