Rod Cornejo asks public to reserve judgment on Deniece.
Amid the ongoing search for the other suspects in
the illegal detention charge lodged by actor Vhong Navarro against his
attackers, Rod Cornejo, suspect Deniece Cornejo's granduncle, maintains that
the model-entrepreneur is innocent.
Rod, in a
statement sent to Buzz ng Bayan, which was read on air during the show's Sunday
episode asked the public to reserve their judgment against his 22-year-old
Deniece is telling the truth, because of this I believe she should immediately
submit herself to the authorities and trust the judicial system to determine
the truth once and for all," wrote Rod.
With the recent
arrest of Cedric Lee, the alleged leader of the mauling of the It's Showtime
star, together with Simeon "Zimmer" Raz for the non-bailable illegal
detention charge, the public couldn't help but be enraged that the other suspects are still at
With that, Rod
further appealed to the public to let the courts judge the case.
appeal to your viewers to withhold their judgment and allow the process to
determine the truth. The truth that sets one free," he said.
It may be
recalled that Rod ardently defended Deniece's rape claim when the issue of
Vhong's attack broke out. In his previous exclusive interview with Buzz, he
even shared that he received a direct denial from Deniece herself when he asked
her if she was lying about her rape charges against the Da Possessed star.
However, in the
same Buzz ng Bayan report, the police revealed that there is a possibility that
a woman--purportedly Deniece--was hiding with Cedric and Zimmer at the beach
resort in Oras, Eastern Samar where they were arrested.
napansin kaming damit ng babae. Iniisip namin na baka 'yung isang suspect din
na babae, si Deniece," the police said.
arrests, journalist Tony Calvento, a member of Vhong's legal team, shared a
recent development about the case on his Facebook Fanpage also on Sunday.
of one of the accused in the Vhong Navarro illegal detention case turned out
negative. Three teams are now in the area where the subject is supposed to be.
Subject is protected by friends and the law enforcers are almost certain that
they would get this person if not today, tomorrow," Tony declared.
He asked the
public to "be patient because it really happens."
The said post of
the seasoned journalist was spawned by his Saturday post that one of the
suspects on the case will "fall" into the hands of the authorities.