(UPDATED) - Anti-kidnapping operatives rescued on Friday, August 3, a student of Colegio de San Juan de Letran (CSJL) who was abducted by a group of students.
AKG director Chief Superintendent Glen Dumlao said the 19-year-old victim, who refused to be identified, was abducted by at least six suspects along with his classmate Jhulius Atabay while they were waiting for a ride home in Lawton, Manila around 9:30 p.m. of August 1.
Dumlao said the suspects freed Atabay several hours later. It was Atabay who relayed to the victim's family the suspects' demand for a P30-million ransom.
Dumlao said, however, Atabay turned out to be the mastermind of the kidnapping.
His confession during interrogation on August 2 led to the rescue of the victim and the arrest of the suspects, who are all facing charges of kidnap for ransom.
Aside from Atabay, those arrested were Ferdinand dela Vega Jr., and Ralph Emmanuel Camaya, both Letran students, and Justine Mahipus, a student of the College of the Saint Benilde.
Other suspects who are at large are Eriek Candava, Billy Rocillo, Miguel Austria, and Kim Pascua, all studying at Letran.
Also allegedly involved in the crime were Gabriel Rabi, a student of the Far Eastern University, and Arvi Velasquez, a student pilot.
WATCH: Actual rescue of a student of Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Intramuros who was abducted by fellow students in Manila on August 1 (video courtesy of PNP-Anti-kidnapping group)Posted by SunStar Philippines on Monday, August 6, 2018