“THE MURDER of my trusted aide was only the ‘tip of the iceberg’ of what I suspected to be a killing mission sponsored by those who benefited most in the 2016 massive electoral fraud,” said anti-poll fraud crusader Glen Chong.
Without specifics, Chong identified with certainty a group whom he called the “Yellow Madmen” as those behind the alleged torture and murder of Richard Santillan early morning on December 10 in Cainta, Rizal.
Santillan, who was Chong’s trusted aide for over a decade, was reported by the local police as having been killed in a shootout with a team of Highway Patrol Group operatives after he and a lady companion allegedly tried to avoid a road security check.
But Chong and Santillan’s family have rejected the lawmen’s claim of a shootout after allegedly seeing a lot of loopholes in the police report.
“We have discovered sufficient ground for a willful intent to kill Richard... like the removal of his fingernails which was an obvious sign of torture,” said Chong.
He also disputed an earlier report signed by the Rizal provincial police director which claimed that Santillan’s alleged shootout with the lawmen started when a highway patrol team chanced upon a Fortuner car without a validation sticker, prompting the HPG operatives to trail the victims’ car after a verification with LTO record showed that its registration has already expired in 2015.
“It’s highly improbable that at 1 o’clock in the morning, the HPG team was able to spot the absence of a validating sticker of a speeding Fortuner, had its registration with LTO Stradcom record checked and tried to flag same speeding car down all at the same time in a matter of seconds... then engaged the passengers in a firefight,” stressed Chong.
He added that another loophole in the police report was made glaring when it suddenly mentioned in the lattet part that “more suspects” managed to eacape during the firefight... when there was no mention of them in the early narration of the very same report.
“Ano ba talaga, were the lawmen pursuing a convoy at that wee hour, or just the car driven by Santillan?” Chong said.