Rolito Go has indeed been kidnapped from the New Bilibid Prison, SecurityMatters sources have verified following initial investigations. Kidnappers are now under pursuit.
Go, at a press conference yesterday, narrated that he and his nephew-nurse, Clemence Yu, were forcibly taken by armed men who identified themselves as agents from the National Bureau of Investigation last Tuesday, July 14. Initially, a P1-million ransom was demanded by the kidnappers. But eventually, Go and his nephew were released. The two returned to police custody by 11 p.m. of Wednesday, July 15.
There were doubts regarding whether Go was really kidnapped or tried to escape.
SecurityMatters sources earlier said that the physical check-up done on Go and his nephew revealed signs of struggle which were not self-inflicted. The two have also undergone lie detector tests that showed they were telling the truth.
An in-depth, multi-agency probe has been ordered by Malacañang regarding the incident. Meanwhile, Bureau of Corrections Director Gaudencio Pangilinan went on indefinite leave pending the result of the probe.
Go was convicted for the murder of Eldon Maguan, an engineering student, in a 1991 road rage incident. He is serving his sentence in Bilibid and is set to be released next year.