Finally, the accused and the accuser came face to face with each other at the Taguig City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 271. This was the first time that Navarro faced Deniece Cornejo, Cedric Lee and Zimmer Raz after what happened in January at Cornejo’s condo unit when Lee and his team allegedly mauled him.
Grave coercion with a bail of P12,000 each was charged by Navarro to Cedric Lee, Deniece Cornejo, Zimmer Raz, Bernice Lee, Ferdinand Guerrero, Jed Fernandez and JP Calma. Another charge is the serious illegal detention which is known to be non-bailable wherein arrest warrants were issued to them except Berniece and JP.
A motion for the continuance of detention at the National Bureau of Investigation compound was filled by Cedric and Zimmer due to their desire not to be transferred to a normal jail for fear of the inmates there. The two had also petitioned for the bail.
On the other hand, Deniece Cornejo surrendered on Monday to the PNP and there was also a plan for her to petition for the bail. They were all present at the Taguig City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 271. Chito Roño, Vhong Navarro’s manager, said “Her timing is suspicious. I would advice Vhong and team to be very cautious for any drama.” And this is an angle that Navarro’s camp is considering now.
Meanwhile, after the hearing at the Taguig RTC, Deniece Cornejo was brought back already at Camp Crame and Zimmer Raz and Cedric Lee were still at the NBI. At the NBI, the media was crowding, trying to get a statement from Cedric Lee regarding Deniece’s surrender but he only smiled and nodded. When he was asked what he can say about Vhong Navarro since it was their first time to meet, he only answered “Guwapo pala siya,” and he smiled. Be updated on this case in our future post here.