Vice President Leni Robredo should have also been charged with conspiracy to commit sedition concerning her alleged involvement in the “Totoong Narcolist” videos, said lawyer Larry Gadon on Monday (Feb. 10).
Gadon pointed out that his client, Peter Joemel Advincula alias Bikoy, maintained that Robredo was involved in the smear campaign against President Rodrigo Duterte using the videos.
“While Advincula respects the findings that Leni Robredo was not indicted , he maintains that Leni Robredo came to Ateneo on two occasions at the same period that the series of videos were conceptualized and that the purpose was not about anything else as Bikoy is not a relative nor a friend that would make Robredo owe him a visit,” said Bikoy’s lawyer in a statement.
“Bikoy also pointed out that the visits came at a time during the 2019 senatorial campaign and one of the purposes of the videos was to help improve the chances of the opposition candidates,” he added.
The case stemmed from the “Ang Totoong Narcolist” videos which featured Bikoy and accused Duterte family members as being involved the narcotics trade.
Citing Bikoy’s testimony, the PNP-CIDG said that Advincula claimed members of the opposition were behind the videos which were meant to discredit and destabilize the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Meanwhile, the DOJ has filed conspiracy to commit sedition charges against former senator Antonio Trillanes IV and 10 others including Advincula.
“Peter Advincula alias Bikoy accepts the findings of the Investigation Panel of the DOJ on the inciting to sedition charges agaisnt some political personalities led by former Sen. Trillanes,” Gadon stated.