Vhong Navarro jailed at NBI

Vhong Navarro jailed at NBI
Vhong Navarro jailed at NBI

(UPDATE) COMEDIAN-TELEVISION host Ferdinand “Vhong” Navarro was detained on the Nationwide Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Tuesday after a Taguig courtroom issued a second warrant of arrest in opposition to him this time in reference to the rape criticism filed by mannequin Deniece Cornejo.

Vhong Navarro. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

Rape case isn’t bailable beneath Article 266-A of the Revised Penal Code as amended by Republic Act 8353.

The arrest warrant was issued by Taguig Metropolis Regional Trial Courtroom Department 69 Choose Loralie Datahan hours after Navarro surrendered to the NBI and was subsequently granted bail of P36,000 within the case for acts of lasciviousness on Monday.

“Whereas Vhong was granted bail already within the case for acts of lasciviousness that was filed in opposition to him, simply earlier than 5 o’clock on the identical day (Monday), an arrest warrant was issued in opposition to him for the case of purported rape,” Navarro’s authorized counsel Alma Mallonga mentioned.

“That is the rape criticism the place Deniece Cornejo herself mentioned it didn’t occur in two sworn declarations. As a result of a warrant of arrest has already been issued, Vhong once more surrendered to the NBI. And his detention with the NBI, on account of his voluntary give up, is being processed. The custody of Vhong is now with the NBI,” she added.

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Mallonga mentioned they’ll file a petition for bail within the rape case even whether it is non-bailable.

“Navarro has voluntarily surrendered additionally in reference to the rape criticism, and he’s at present detained. Below the legal guidelines and the process, he’ll proceed to be detained till bail is granted to him. That can require the petition for bail to be filed, and we are going to do it instantly. Our initially responsibility, I feel, on this case, is to set Mr. Vhong Navarro free on bail,” she added.

The Courtroom of Appeals’ 14th Division earlier reversed the choice of the Division of Justice (DoJ) in 2018 and 2020 that originally dismissed the rape and acts of lasciviousness complaints filed by Cornejo.

The DoJ beforehand dominated that the complaints lacked possible trigger. Cornejo in her affidavit accused Navarro of raping her on Jan. 17 and 22, 2014.

The CA then directed the Metropolis Prosecutor of Taguig Metropolis to file rape after discovering sexual activity was sought forcibly.

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