De Lima wants Rolito Go to take lie detector test



Justice Secretary Leila de Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has asked the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to subject inmate Rolito Go, as well as the latter’s nephew and sister, to a lie detector test to verify their story that Go had been abducted and had not escaped from the national penitentiary in Muntinlupa City last week.

Go and his nephew Clemence Yu, a registered nurse, disappeared from the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) last Aug. 14, only to surface the day after, claiming they had been kidnapped by four men who took them to Batangas.

De Lima said that she had asked NBI Director Nonatus Ceasar Roxas  to conduct the lie detector test on Go, his nephew and his sister after the findings of an NBI investigation matched Go’s claim that he and Yu were indeed taken from the NBP.

In a text message from Naga City where she is attending the wake for Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo, De Lima said the lie detector tests may “further confirm the plausibility and/or credibility of their story.”

De Lima also said the authorities were still verifying Go’s claim that he had paid P40,000 to his abductors.

“If true, I don’t think we can consider that as ransom because the alleged original demand was P100 million, reduced to P50 million,” the justice secretary said.

She said there was a “counteroffer” of P1 million “but (this) was not given.”

De Lima said Wednesday that there was a “semblance of truth” in Go’s claim to having been kidnapped based on evidence found by the NBI and on her own findings that there were cases of hulidap (arrest and holdup) at the NBP involving the wives of inmates.

The justice secretary said she will ask the NBI to form a special team to “dig deeper” into these hulidap incidents.—Christine O. Avendaño

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  • F alonso

    Maganda Ma’am isama mo yung survivor na aide ni Sec. Robredo.There’s no risk if tama ang pahayag niya.

    • boyod

      tama ka brod, bakit itong security ang siyan pang nauna tumalon 

      • Juan

        Wala namang sinabing naunang tumalon ah. Ayon sa interview sa kanya, ng magising s’ya half-submerged na ang eroplano. So, nawalan din xa ng malaytao…

      • wakats

        Juan, parang kulang ang kuwento ng aide.  Ito ang aking paniwala – ng bumalik ang malay ng aide, half-submerged na ang eroplano at nagkaroon siya ng pagkakataon na lumabas ng eroplano pagkatapos niyang isukbit ang back-pack niya.  Ano palagay mo, Juan?

  • RyanE

    Hmm.. I guess no one could be arbitrarily subjected to a lie detector test without first getting his or her consent, unless there’s a court order?

  • boybakal

    Bat pa kaya pinagkakaabalahan pa itong si Rolito Go.
    Bumalik naman, wala naman pinatay sa labas, sinibak yon chief ng Bucor.
    Ano ang meron si Rolito Go at bakit kailangan bigyan ng importansiya.
    Siya ay isang bilanggo at malapit ng matigbak….bakit kailangan pang lie detector test for what.
    There are important problems that need attention.

    • wakats

      Boy, iyan nga ang pinagtataka ko kung bakit pinagkaka-abalahan masyado ni leila si rolito?  Ano ba mayroon si rolito na parang nama-magnet ng husto si leila?

  • Homer Guo

    lie detector? inadmissible nga sa korte yan bakit pa? magaling pati mag lie si Go, sayang oras. alamin kung sino ang mga involved at parusahan. tapos.

    • wakats

      Homer, for rolito’s infraction, his sentence must be lengthened by a minimum of 5 years, just like in the U.S. 

  • wakats

    OMG – Leila Hearsay wants the NBI to conduct lie detector tests on rolito go , his nephew and sibling, for what?

    Leila never miss an opportunity to be in the limelight everyday in preparation for her senatorial blitzkrieg next year.  May be she knows at this early that she has a very slim chance of winning… 

  • Rathbumo

    Dapat ikaw ang magpa lie detector Sec. Dilemma at mukhang ikaw ang hindi nagsasabi ng totoo.Pero mas mainam siguro kung mag-resign ka na lang kasi batbat na ng controversies ang mga agencies na hawak mo, at saka 5 times ka ng na-bypass ng Commission on Appointments. Ibig sabihin ineffective ka!

  • Jon

    Hihirit lang basta lang mlagay ang panagalan sa dyaryo.
    Kahit na ubod ng kamangmangan ang hirit, basta lang may mileage. 

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