MANILA - Ten people allegedly involved in the abduction of convicted killer Rolito Go and his nephew, Clemence Yu, last August were slapped with kidnapping and serious illegal detention charges by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).
Justice Sec. Leila De Lima announced on Tuesday that Emilio Ortiz, Lawrence Yurong; a certain “alias Bong;” Fernando Fransisco (also known as Pando); Armando Mondero; Jerry Duenas; a certain “Reggie;” a certain “Kumander Rico;” a certain minimum security prison trustee of the New Bilibid Prison and Go's cook have been charged before the Department of Justice (DOJ) with violation of Art. 267 (kidnapping and serious illegal detention) and Art. 294 (robbery with violence against or intimidation of persons of the Revised Penal Code. Ortiz is the alleged mastermind, as claimed in an affidavit executed by Mondero.
Mondero claimed that Ortiz secured fake NBI identification cards, provided the firearms, and provided the vehicle, a black Ford Everest with an NBI commemorative plate, used in the operation.
Mondero said Ortiz was assisted by alias “Bong,” Yurong, and Fransisco. He claimed that he and Duenas were merely recruited.
Mondero narrated that Yurong's contacts (the cook and the trustee) inside the NBP gave them information on Go's whereabouts, while it was “Bong,” Armando, Mondero, Duenas, and Yurong who went inside and forcibly herded Go and Yu into Yu's car.
The two were brought to San Vicente, Sto. Tomas, Batangas with the assistance of Kumander Rico and a certain Reggie.
The NBI said that the suspects were able to withdraw P60,000 from Yu's Allied Bank ATM account.
Mondero and Duenas are now under NBI custody and expressed willingness to help authorities in the investigation.
Go and Yu were abducted from the New Bilibid Prisons (NBP) last Aug. 14 and appeared two days later.