Deniece Cornejo Surrendered to Authorities at Camp Crame

The fugitive Deniece Cornejo surrendered to authorities on Monday afternoon at the Camp Crame in Quezon City as confirmed by PNP Chief Supt. Reuben Theodore Sindac. The suspect of the serious illegal detention case in connection with Vhong Navarro’s January 22 mauling incident.

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Deniece Cornejo

Deniece Cornejo was accompanied by relatives at around 4:00 PM on Monday, May 5, 2014. One of her relatives who was present during Deniece Cornejo’s surrender is the former executive of GMA7, Rod Cornejo, who earlier convinced Cornejo to surrender.

Aside from Mr. Rod Cornejo, one of the country’s most prominent lawyer, Atty. Ferdinand Topacio, Deniece Cornejo’s legal counsel was also present during the surrender.

According to PNP Chief Supt. Reuben Theodore Sindac, Deniece Cornejo was brought to the office of PNP chief Allan Purisima to discuss her surrender. The police officer was quoted “Siya ay nagprisinta ng sarili niya and she appeared before the chief PNP (Purisima) and had a short talk [with him],” Sindac told ANC.

Right after the surrender at Camp Crame, the suspect Deniece Cornejo was then transported via coaster to the PNP-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) building, where she was processed under the Women and Children Protection Desk.

Deniece Cornejo will be brought to the Taguig Regional Trial Court on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 according to CIDG head Chief Supt. Benjamin Magalong during an interview by DZMM.

Meanwhile Deniece Cornejo’s co-accused, Cedric Lee and Simeon Raz were already arrested for the same non-bailable offense in Oras, Eastern Samar last April 25, 2014, after weeks in hiding.

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