Baka walang special treatment? Napoles asks court to stop jail transfer
Alleged pork barrel scam brains Janet Lim Napoles has asked the Sandiganbayan 1st Division that she remain detained at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City.
Napoles made the request after the Sandiganbayan 1st Division convicted her of plunder concerning her participation in the pork barrel scam and sentenced her to reclusion perpetua.
The accused explained to the court that there are threats against her at the Correctional Institute for Women (CIW) in Mandaluyong City where she is supposed to serve her time.
“Accused Napoles respectfully begs, for security purposes and humanitarian reasons, that she be allowed to be detained at Camp Bagong Diwa which is a more secured premises pending finality of the decision of this honorable court,” read her motion.
Napoles also pointed out that the conviction is not yet final as she still has yet to file an appeal over the court’s ruling.
On the other hand, the court acquitted her co-accused, former Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr.
Under the case, Revilla is accused of having amassed P224 million in kickbacks from Napoles, in exchange for choosing her non-government organizations (NGO) to implement ghost projects funded by his pork barrel.