- A Korean victim of robbery-extortion returned to the country to file criminal charges against 7 Pampanga cops
- Lee Ki Hoon, one of three Korean tourists robbed by the policemen, was persuaded by PRO 3 director to return to file charges
- The rogue cops were relieved from their posts and placed under restrictive custody
One of the three Korean tourists who were abducted and robbed by seven rogue Pampanga cops returned to the country to file formal charges against the suspects.
On December 30, 2016, three Korean tourists who were in the country to play golf were arrested by seven cops from Angeles City Police Station 5 for allegedly conducting illegal gambling operations. The cops ransacked their house and took valuables, including P150,000, from them. They were also brought to the police station where the cops demanded P300,000 in exchange for their liberty.
The victims went home to South Korea without filing complaints against the suspects. One of them, however, reported the incident to the Korean Embassy in Manila, which in turn reported it to the police.
On Tuesday, January 31, Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald De la Rosa told media that one of the victims returned here to file formal charges against the seven rogue cops.
De la Rosa said Lee Ki Hoon was persuaded by director of Central Luzon police office Chief Supt. Aaron Aquino to return to the country to sue the erring policemen.
The seven cops, who were already relieved from their posts and placed under restrictive custody, were identified as Police Officer 3 Arnold Nagayo, Police Officer 3 Roentjen Domingo, Police Officer 2 Richard King Agapito, Police Officer 2 Ruben Rodriguez, Police Officer 3 Gomerson Evangelista, Police Officer 1 Jayson Ibe and Police Officer 1 Mark Joseph Pineda.