Philippine Justice Minister Lemuria announced on the 7th that Japan will deport two of the four suspects, Seiya Fujita and Masato Imamura, to Japan.
Trial for another case of two suspects Canceled decision Not shown on 6th
Regarding two of the four people Japan is seeking extradition in connection with a series of wide-area robbery cases nationwide, a trial hearing of another case in the Philippines was held on the 6th. Officials told NHK that they will not make a decision on whether to terminate the trial on the 6th.
In connection with the series of wide-area robberies, the Japanese police have identified four suspects, Yuki Watanabe, Tomonobu Kojima, Seiya Fujita, and Masato Imamura, as being involved in other special fraud cases. We are requesting the Philippines to obtain an arrest warrant and hand over him.
Of these, a trial hearing for another case involving Watanabe and Kojima was held on the morning of the 6th at a court in Manila, the capital, to discuss the termination of the trial filed by the prosecution.
However, after 5:00 p.m. Japan time on the 6th, a court official told NHK that he would not make a decision on whether to terminate the trial on the 6th.
It is unclear whether the four people will be repatriated at the same time as the court's decision is expected to be shown after the 7th.
On the other hand, the Philippine government is preparing to repatriate two suspects, Fujita and Imamura, who have already met legal conditions, such as the trial being terminated, and is holding final discussions with the Japanese side. .
Metropolitan Police Department dispatches investigators to the Philippines
Four Japanese nationals detained in an immigration facility in the Philippines, who are suspected of having given instructions in a series of wide-area robberies, have arrest warrants for another special fraud case. , dispatched investigators to the Philippines on the 6th.
At least two people are expected to be deported on the 7th, and the Metropolitan Police Department plans to arrest them on suspicion of being involved in a special fraud case as soon as they are deported, and to investigate in earnest about the relationship with a series of robberies.
On the afternoon of the 6th, at Narita Airport, about 15 people, including investigators from the Metropolitan Police Department and officials from the National Police Agency, boarded the plane and departed for the Philippines.
As soon as the member is deported, the Metropolitan Police Department plans to arrest him on suspicion of being involved in a special fraud case and to investigate in earnest about the connection with the series of robberies.