Justin Rieta, the basketball player in Room 2207 in the City Garden Grand Hotel, finally went to the National Bureau of Investigation.
To give his statement regarding the Christine Dacera Case.
Christine and her friends occupied Room 2209 on December 31, 2020, and on January 1, 2021.
She was found d3ad inside the bathtub. Her d3ath became a controversial issue since the Makati City Police initially stated that it was an “r4pe-sl4y case”.
The NBI earlier urged the persons of interest to come forward and cooperate with authorities.
On Wednesday, Rieta went to the NBI to give his statement.
The basketball player told the media in an ambush interview that he didn’t see anything strange on the night leading to Dacera’s d3ath.
“Hindi ko po kilala ‘yong kabilang room po. Wala po akong kilala sa kanila,” Rieta said.
Rieta also expressed a willingness to cooperate with authorities to solve the case.
Justin went to NBI along with the other 11 occupants of Room 2207.
Earlier, Dacera’s companions at Room 2209 said they were introduced to people in Room 2207 by a common friend.
Dacera’s friends said she went to the other room several times.
After Dacera di3d on January 1, authorities accused her companions of r4pe with hom1’cide and detained three of them until prosecutors ordered their release pending further investigation.
Authorities said they are expecting the twelve persons of interest to submit their sworn statements in the following days.
Rieta’s appearance raised questions on the credibility of Rommel Galido and Valentine Rosales.
In his earlier statements, Galido said he woke up at around 2:30 am to check his schedule.
He said Dacera grabbed his hand and asked him to go to Room 2207 to meet the visitors in the room.
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