De Lima orders NBI to arrest Cedric Lee

by Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 16 2014 01:30 PM | Updated as of Apr 17 2014 07:16 AM

MANILA - Justice Secretary Leila de Lima has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to serve warrants for the arrest of Cedric Lee and four others accused in the Vhong Navarro grave coercion case who have not posted bail.

The other four are Ferdinand Guerrero, Bernice Lee, Simeon Raz, Jose Paolo Calma, who are among the seven people charged of grave coercion and serious illegal detention in connection with Navarro’s mauling last January 22

So far, only Jed Fernandez and model Deniece Cornejo have surrendered and posted P12,000 bail.

Should Lee and the four others be arrested over the Lenten break, they can only post bail on Monday.

The courts suspended work starting 12 noon today.