Deniece renting condo from Malaysian

Posted at 02/03/2014 7:28 PM

After Jan. 22 incident, Cornejo told condo security she may have been robbed

Security agency refuses to give more CCTV footage

MANILA - Model Deniece Cornejo rented her Forbeswood Heights condominium unit from a Malaysian, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said Monday.

The Malaysian, identified as Greg Binunus, has been renting the condo from Soledad Ramos -- the real owner of the unit.

Binunus and Ramos appeared at the NBI Monday to shed more light on the mauling of actor Vhong Navarro, whom Cornejo is accusing of rape.

Binunus told the NBI he allowed Cornejo to use the condo for two months starting January 15 this year.

Navarro earlier said he first visited Cornejo on January 17.

Atty. Jonas Castro, lawyer of Ramos, said the real owner of the condo unit does not know Cornejo and should not be involved in the case.

Binunus, meanwhile, declined to issue a statement to media.

Ramos accompanied NBI agents to her condo on Monday.

She said she last visited the unit on January 23 after Cornejo complained to the building's security that her personal items at the condo went missing.

Cornejo had the locks of the unit replaced.

The mauling of Navarro and the alleged rape of Cornejo happened January 22.

The camp of Megaforce Security, which is in charge of securing Forbeswood Heights, also went to the NBI Monday to give the statement of guards who were assigned when the incident between Navarro, Cornejo, businessman Cedric Lee, and several others happened.

The security agency refused to hand over the additional security footage requested by the bureau.

Megaforce Security's lawyer, Jay Vincent Sison, said the NBI should ask for the footage from Forbeswood Heights management, which owns the building.

The security agency said it has policies on the condo and the guards only followed the instructions given by Cornejo.

Meanwhile, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has ordered the consolidation and transfer of the rape case filed by Cornejo from the Taguig Prosecutor's Office to the DOJ main office in Manila.

The Bureau of Immigration has also posted photos of Cornejo, as well as Lee and his sister Bernice Lee, on immigration counters at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport after the trio were placed on a lookout bulletin.

The camp of Lee and Cornejo is also asking the Bureau of Immigration to place Navarro on its watchlist.

The DOJ has issued subpoenas for Cornejo, Lee, and 3 others, for them to appear at a preliminary investigation on February 14.