The case of overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Michael Angelo Claveria of Iloilo City who was reported missing in South Korea since 2015 and whose skeletal remains were found in a septic tank last April 2018 in South Korea has now come to an end after the police has finally caught the suspect Yugoslav Magtoto, another OFW who is from Pampanga.
According to GMA News, the suspect Magtoto was seized by the officials of the International Operations Division of the National Bureau of Investigation in Candaba, Pampanga through an arrest warrant issued by Manila Regional Trial Court, which was requested by the concerned authority in South Korea.
Claveria went to South Korea in 2015 to work but in that same year, he was reported missing and it was only after two years when his skeletal remains were found in a septic tank. The Korea police that conducted DNA test on the remains confirmed that they belonged to Claveria.
Claveria’s remains were flown back to the Philippines in May 2018 leaving his bereaved family in deep sorrow and crying for justice.
Recalling what Claveria’s family told the police, the victim’s sister, Delia Claveria, said the Korean police have suspected that his brother’s close friends may be involved in the crime, adding that a deep-seated envy could be the motive.
Atty. Auralyn Pascual, NBI Deputy Spokesperson said that even after Claveria’s death, his debit card was still being used and that his money was withdrawn to the amount of 47,600 Korean won.
The suspect, Magtoto, who was also believed to have a crush on Claveria did not give any comment when asked about Claveria’s missing bag, phone, and debit card.
Magtoto is now under police custody whine NBI is waiting for South Korea’s extradition request to get Magtoto back to Korea to face his criminal charges of murder.
Source: GMA News