Man plans for month to defile Roh’s gravePolice have requested a warrant to arrest a 62-year-old man accused of throwing human manure at the grave of the late President Roh Moo-hyun in southern Korea, officials said yesterday.
The man, identified only by his surname Jeong, was caught Sunday after pelting a bag of feces at Roh’s grave in Bongha Village, Gimhae, some 450 kilometers (280 miles) southeast of Seoul, officials at a police station in Gimhae said. The man is also accused of preventing visitors from paying respects to the late Roh for two hours.
Roh took his own life in May last year by jumping off a cliff near his retirement home in Bongha Village, amid a widening investigation into his family and aides over bribery allegations.
Jeong allegedly confessed to investigators that he had prepared feces and handwritten leaflets criticizing the former president over the past month, saying he did it to urge the chief prosecutor to reinvestigate Roh’s case, according to police officials.
Jeong is currently under custody.
Police said they have put Jeong under detention because the crime is serious and there is a high probability of a repeat offense as the suspect does not regret what he allegedly did.