MANILA, Oct 30 (Mabuhay) – The Bureau of Immigration has issued a deportation order against Marc Sueselbeck, fiancé of slain transgender woman Jeffrey “Jennifer” Laude, allowing the German national to finally leave the Philippines and return to Germany.
But the Immigration order stated that Sueselbeck is barred from re-entering the Philippines, after a complaint was filed against him following an incident where he scaled a fence in Camp Aguinaldo and pushed aside a military personnel in an attempt to confront US Marine Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton.
Pemberton is facing a murder complaint in connection with the October 11 killing of Laude inside a motel in Olongapo City.
The BI issued the order after granting in a meeting of the Board of Commissioners on Thursday morning the German’s request to be voluntarily deported.
The deportation order said that in filing a motion for voluntary deportation, Sueselbeck is “deemed to admit the charges against him, agrees to have his name placed on the black list and be barred from re-entering the country, and undertakes to secure his outbound ticket,” the bureau said in a statement.
The BI added that Sueselbeck would be able to leave the country as a deportee subject to presentation of outbound ticket and a clearance from the National Bureau of Investigation.
Confirming the issuance of the deportation order, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said: “The Armed Forces of the Philippines will no longer be initiating any criminal complaint, there exists no legal impediment for his immediate deportation.”
Earlier, the Philippine military said it would no longer puruse its case against Sueselbeck to allow him to finally leave the country, but stressed that it would still want the German national be held accountable for what he has done.
On Sunday, the BI prevented Sueselbeck from leaving the country due to a deportation case filed against him as a result of his climbing the perimeter fence of a facility inside Camp Aguinaldo on October 22. (MNS)