Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II stated yesterday one of many Aegis Juris fratmen lastly gave in to develop into state witness in the death of hazing sufferer Horatio “Atio” Castillo III.
Because of this, Aguirre gave full safety below the Witness Protection Program (WPP) Mark Ventura who additionally participated in the initiation rites of Atio on the fraternity’s library on September 17.
Ventura signed on Wednesday (October 25) a memorandum of settlement to be positioned below the WPP after assembly with Aguirre on Tuesday (October 24) on the Department of Justice (DOJ).
“In the presence of DOJ Undersecretary Erickson H. Balmes, WPP Executive Director Nerissa Carpio, NBI Deputy Director for Regional Operations Antonio Pagatpat and a number of other chosen operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation, Mr. Ventura narrated to us what he knew about what occurred to Horatio “Atio” Castillo III from the time of his admission as a neophyte of the Aegis Juris Fraternity till his initiation rites on the early morning of September 17, 2017,” stated Aguirre.
”Mr. Ventura gave us the names of the individuals who had been current through the initiation rites of Mr. Atio Castillo III,” he identified.
The Secretary lauded the choice of Ventura to flip state witness in the case which is at the moment present process preliminary investigation earlier than the DOJ.
“Mr. Ventura’s decision to seek admission into our WPP is a most welcome development in this case as we all endeavor to give justice to Atio’s untimely demise,” he stated.