AN NBI official who was sacked after being implicated in the kidnapping and killing of South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo called police Supt. Rafael Dumlao III a “liar” for implicating him in the crime.
Dumlao, who is said to be the mastermind of Jee’s killing, claims that some men of former NBI Director Ricardo Diaz had been involved in the crime.
Diaz, who was ordered to return to the NBI Regional Operations Service, his mother unit has denied the accusation against him.
“You can look at our records. He says he is a lawyer but now we know he’s a liar,” Diaz said referring to Dumlao.
“He just wants to destroy the image of the bureau through us so that our credibility in the investigation will be affected. But actually it will all boil down to Dumlao.
“We were temporarily relieved from our positions to give way to the investigation of the NBI-PNP joint team. We welcome the move.”
Diaz expressed confidence that “the truth will prevail over the lies of Superintendent Rafael Dumlao.
He was disappointed by the turn of events but said he would be vindicated in the end.
NBI Director Dante Gierran had earlier denied all accusations against the bureau.
The NBI-NCR, along with the NBI Task Force Against Illegal Drugs, handled the investigation on Jee’s case.
The name of Diaz was dragged into the case after a certain “Lising,” later identified as Lawyer Darwin Lising, a supervising agent in his division, was accused in the killing along with his reported driver “Jerry.”
But Lising denied involvement in Jee’s abduction and killing.
He said he got to know Jerry Omlang only when he was assigned to the NBI’s Anti-Human Trafficking Division. He said Omlang was an errand boy and not his driver.
Diaz said Dumlao dragged his name into the case because Lising was one of his agents.
Lising is reportedly connected to Omlang, who admitted participation in the crime by conducting surveillance work prior to the abduction on Oct. 18.
Diaz, said Dumlao only wanted to save his skin by putting the blame on others.
“It seems Dumlao is drowning in our investigation, so he is looking for someone to drag him down,” Diaz said
“Dumlao is a liar and what he said were lies. Total falsehoods.”