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Seoul asks PHL authorities’ explanation over Korean national’s murder

Abducted and murdered Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo ( photo by DZRH Misael Gonzales)
Abducted and murdered Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo ( photo by DZRH Misael Gonzales)

The South Korean government is asking Philippine authorities an explanation over the abduction and brutal death of businessman Jee Ick Joo.

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Sec. Perfecto Yasay confirmed the statement after his counterpart Minister Yun Byung-Se was interviewed regarding the death of Jee.

Yasay said that Yun wants an explanation on why the South Korean national was killed even after paying Php5million ransom to the suspects.

The DFA secretary added that the South Korea minister is asking Philippine authorities to give justice in the brutal slay of Jee.

Yasay added that South Korea is too disappointed upon learning that some of the suspects are from the Philippine National Police (PNP) led by SPO3 Ricky Sta. Isabel.

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