Vhong Navarro’s imprisonment at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Jail a day after a warrant for his arrest on the r@pe accusation was issued on Tuesday was questioned by the camp of model Deniece Cornejo.
“Ang batas ang dapat sundin… At nakalagay sa batas, ang procedure diyan, ang taong naaresto para sa kaso na ito ay lilitisin sa lungsod ng Taguig, dapat nakapiit sa Taguig City Jail. ‘Yan ang batas,” Topacio stated.
“Ang pwede lamang po i-detain sa NBI ay ‘yung mga arestado in flagrante delicto, ‘yung mga caught in the act or iimbestigahan ng NBI,” he continued.
The actor’s camp stated they had not yet received the court’s commitment order or its judgement on the case. They are currently getting ready to submit a petition for bail, nevertheless.
“To be honest, hindi namin inakala na ganun kabilis ‘yung pag-issue ng warrant of arrest dahil mayroon kaming at least 3 motions before the Honorable Court,” Atty. Alma Mallonga, Navarro’s legal counsel, shared.
“Hindi lang sufficient na may kasong r@pe against Mr. Navarro. Dapat kapag humingi kami ng bail, obligado ang prosecution to show na malakas ang ebidensya, hindi lang kahit na anong level ng ebidensya, there should be strong evidence,” Atty. Mallonga added.