• The owner of the funeral parlor where the remains of the slain Korean businessman was brought is now under the protective custody of the NBI
• Gerardo Gregorio Santiago was fetched by NBI agents at NAIA upon his arrival from Toronto, Canada
• Santiago promised to tell everything he knows about the kidnap-slay case
Former police officer Gerardo Gregorio Santiago vowed to tell everything he knows about the kidnap-slay case of South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo after National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents fetched him at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 on Friday, January 27, upon his arrival from Canada.
Santiago, who is now chairman of a barangay (village) in Caloocan City, is the owner of Gream Funeral Services where the body of the Korean was brought after he was allegedly strangled to death by Senior Police Officer 3 Ricky Sta. Isabel on the same day of the abduction, which took place on October 18, 2016.
As mentioned in Inquirer, Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre said Santiago voluntarily sought the NBI’s protective custody.
NBI Deputy Director for Forensic Investigation Services Ferdinand Lavin said Santiago appeared to be very much afraid of his safety and that he promised to tell all.
Lavin said the former cop approached the DOJ and requested to be placed under its protective custody. The NBI, a government agency under the DOJ, was tasked to fetch Santiago from the airport.