Did he escape or is a victim of kidnap ransom syndicate? Rolito Go is missing. Here is the news:
Another high-profile prisoner at the state penitentiary has given prison officials the slip.
Rolito Go, a convicted road rage killer, was reported missing from the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City on Tuesday night. But his relatives claimed Wednesday that he was kidnapped along with his nephew.
Three Philippine Daily Inquirer sources supported the claim of Go’s family, saying this was not the first time that a rich prisoner at the NBP or their relatives had fallen prey to a kidnap-for-ransom syndicate.
In a briefing for reporters, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima sounded unconvinced it was kidnapping.
“Imagine, kidnapped right in the NBP. Only in the Philippines,” De Lima said.
De Lima said Go was reported to have been last seen at the Ina ng Awa church at the prison compound where he was assigned as a church worker with his nephew, Clemence Yu, a registered nurse.
Go is suffering from colon cancer, and has had surgery.
De Lima said Yu came every day to dress Go’s surgical wounds and give him medicine.