THE row over ownership in a Makati City condominium building has escalated as plot to murder one of those who are contesting full control of the property was revealed on Wednesday.
At least four security guards revealed the plot to assassinate Korean national Sheokwhan Hahn, allegedly to eliminate him in the contest for full control of
Infinity Tower condominium.
The plot was disclosed by Randy Viloria, former head security guards of Greenshield Security Agency, the agency hired by Joaquin “Jack” Rodriguez Jr. at the height of the latter’s take-over of the entire establishment early this year.
In their affidavit filed before the Quezon City Hall of Justice, Viloria, Joemar Balabadan, John Joe Bunuan and Michael Bacunot revealed that Rodriguez Jr. released certain funds to Joseph Biscocho, Greenshield operations manager, to assassinate Hahn, head of Archinet, one of the stake-holders in Infinity Tower.
At least in two occasions, the murder of the Korean national was already for execution.
According to them, Biscocho allegedly said in several occasions that he was offered by Rodriguez P150,000 to assassinate the Korean national but he turned down the offer since he was asking for P300,000.
According to the four, Biscocho was the killer sought to be hired by Rodriguez to eliminate Hahn.
In one occasion in April 2013, Biscocho even offered the four the job of killing Hahn if they would agree with the price tag of P150,000 which according to them they refused.
The four also alleged that Rodriguez himself ordered them in several occasions he dropped by at the Infinity Tower to shoot-to-kill anyone who would attempt to enter the building, especially the people of Hahn.
Meanwhile, Rodriguez was also seen talking to a South Korean national dubbed ‘Bruce Lee’, long wanted by authorities and tagged as the ‘No. 2 man in the Korean Mafia’ operating in the Philippines, and was recently nabbed by local authorities after he was wanted in the country for a string of illegal activities to his name.
The suspect, whose real name is Lee Beong Koo, was reportedly nabbed after a month-long surveillance conducted by operatives of the Manila Police District led by Chief Insp. Daniel Buyao, chief of the District Police Intelligence Operations Unit (DPIOU).
Lee was arrested inside a Korean Restaurant located at the corner of Pedro Gil and J. Bocobo Streets in Malate, Manila. RITCHIE A. HORARIO