2 S. Africans held for murder of GRO in Valle Verde

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 04 2008 08:50 PM | Updated as of Nov 05 2008 05:10 AM

Police filed murder raps against the two South African nationals who were linked to the killing of a 22-year-old guest relations officer (GRO) in Valle Verde III, Barangay Ugong, Pasig City.

Investigators filed the complaints before the Pasig City Fiscal’s Office against Cristo Daniel Daniels and Roland Terence.

Police tagged the two as the main suspects in the murder of Shahahi Imran Maongco alias Jennifer de los Reyes, whose body was found wrapped in a trash bag at the basement of Daniels’ residence on October 20.

The two suspects were also accused of violating R.A. 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act of 2004.

Fiscal Pedro Oribe is expected to file formal charges at the Pasig City Court on Wednesday.

The murder victim, who was a Muslim, was reportedly a girlfriend of Daniels, a Philippine-based businessman. She worked as a GRO of Heartbeat KTV in Quezon City.

Daniel’s maid Daisy Grace Libuna, who was earlier tagged as a suspect in the killing, became a primary witness in the murder case.
 
Libuna said she actually saw Maongco’s body after she heard a loud crashing sound from her master’s bedroom.

“Nakita ko iyong si Jennifer nakabulgata at sa tabi iyong Daniels at si Terence at iyong driver. Natatakot ako kaya kaagd umalis,” she said.

Four days later, Maongco’s body was “found” by Daniels’ driver Andrew Manabat at the basement of the suspect’s house.
 
Manabat is currently being investigated over his alleged role in the murder case. With a report from Gus Abelgas, ABS-CBN News