Other suspects in Vhong mauling willing to face NBI


Posted at Jan 30 2014 03:37 PM | Updated as of Jan 31 2014 02:05 AM

MANILA – The lawyers of two other people implicated in the mauling of actor-host Vhong Navarro sent their lawyers to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Thursday to recognize the summonses issued by the bureau.

NBI – National Capital Region assistant regional director Vicente De Guzman said a lawyer of JP Calma, one of the companions of suspect Cedric Lee, went to his office today to inform him that his client will appear on February 6.

Another respondent, Jed Fernandez, is also set to appear before the NBI today.

Aside from Calma and Fernandez, Lee, sibling Bernice Lee, and model Deniece Cornejo are now facing cases for serious physical injuries, grave threat, grave coercion, illegal arrest, blackmail, and serious illegal detention, which is a non-bailable offense.

The other identified respondents in the case are Zimmer Rance, Ferdinand Guerrero, and a certain "Mike."

Fernandez and "Mike" are allegedly one and the same person.

In a recent development, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) has issued a Lookout Bulletin Order (LBO) against the two Lees, Cornejo, Bernice Lee, Guerrero and Rance.

Meanwhile, Soledad Ramos, who owns the condominium unit where Cornejo stayed, also sent her lawyer to the NBI and was issued a subpoena once more.

Navarro earlier revealed that he was beaten up inside a condo unit inside Cornejo's unit at the Forbeswood Heights in Taguig City last January 22.

The "It's Showtime" host said that when he went up to the unit, Cornejo suddenly left while Lee and his companions came in and beat him up. – reports from Noel Alamar, dzMM; and Jasmine Romero, ABS-CBN News