Sandiganbayan urged to transfer Napoles custody to DOJ

MANILA The lawyers of jailed businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles asked the Sandiganbayan to transfer her custody to the Witness Protection Program of the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Napoles is the alleged brains behind the PHP10-billion pork barrel and the PHP900-million Malampaya fund scams.

In a three-page urgent motion filed before the Sandiganbayan, the lawyers of Napoles said she should be transferred from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Camp Bagong Diwa to the DOJ following her provisional admission to the WPP.

The camp of Napoles attached a certification from the DOJ, which states that Napoles has been provisionally covered by the Witness Protection Security and Benefit Program effective February 27, 2018."

Source: Philippine News Agency