Apart from kidnapping for ransom and homicide, the widow of Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo is seeking the filing of additional charges against the so-called “tokhang for ransom” suspects.
Through her lawyer Bryan Batilan, Kyujin Choi expressed that she also wants the perpetrators charged with robbery and carnapping.
During a hearing held at the Department of Justice (DOJ), Bantilan claimed that personal property and a motor vehicle were also taken during Jee’s abduction on October 18 in Angeles City, Pampanga.
The suspects had allegedly taken the victim’s black Ford Explorer as well as a golf set, among other things.
The DOJ held the hearing as part of the reinvestigation of the kidnap-slay case.
Although the DOJ had already filed the case in court, Angeles City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 58 ordered the case to be reinvestigated.