The NBI presented the CCTV footage of the Taguig condominium where Vhong Navarro was mauled during a press briefing today, January 29, 2013, Wednesday.
The footage revealed that six men were present during the incident, including Cedric Lee who was identified by Navarro during his Buzz ng Bayan interview. Cedric Lee's sister, Bernice, was also spotted in the footage together with Deniece Cornejo.
"So walo po ‘yung grupo ni Cedric. So far po tama po ‘yung account ni Vhong Navarro dito na more or less na anim ‘yung lalaki na gumulpi sa kanya," the NBI team stated.
According to Ferdenand Guerrero, assistant regional director of NBI-NCR, Vhong Navarro's testimony is accurate to what the CCTV footage has revealed. He added that the footage can be used as strong evidence against Cedric Lee's group. "Ang mga ebidensya po natin apart don sa testimony ni Mr. Vhong Navarro eh ito pong video itself kasi dito po nagtutugma 'tong testimony ni Mr. Vhong Navarro with that of what we saw in the CCTV," Guerrero said.
Guerrero added that the footage is a proof that no rape has transpired. “Kasi po very clear dito sa ating footage na there was no incident na si Deniece went inside the room kasi sa statement ni Vhong Navarro pagpasok niya may lumabas na dalawang lalaki sa room ni Ms. Cornejo na with that may nakatutok na baril sa kanya at noon po lumabas ng room si Ms. Cornejo.
“Ito po ay inihain namin sa Department of Justice kaya ito po ma-assess ng ating mga persecutors na I think it’s not possible ‘yung sinasabi nilang attempt to rape Ms. Deniece Cornejo,” Guerrero added.
Watch the full CCTV clip HERE.