<br />Secretary to the Cabinet Jose Rene Almendras talked with fugitive businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles, husband Jimmy and lawyer Atty. Lorna Kapunan at the President’s Hall Receiving Area of the MalacaƱan Palace to yield herself to President Benigno S. Aquino III Wednesday night (August 28, 2013). The surrender feeler was sent by Atty. Kapunan to Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda hours after President Aquino announced a P10-million reward to anyone who can give information for the immediate arrest of the alleged brains behind the P10-billion pork barrel scam. (Photo by: Rodolfo Manabat/MPB/NPPA Images)

ust hours after Malacanang set a P10-million bounty for any information leading to her arrest, Janet Napoles surrendered to President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III.

Napoles, who is wanted for alleged serious illegal detention of Benhur Luy, a whistle-blower in the P10-billion "pork barrel" scam, surrendered around 9:37 pm, Wednesday.

"Janet Napoles surrendered to President Aquino. Napoles is wanted on charges of serious illegal detention arising from the alleged kidnapping of Benhur Luy," Malacanang said in a statement.

Malacanang said Aquino turned over Napoles to Interior Secretary Manuel "Mar" Roxas and "Philippine National Police Director-General Alan Purisima for processing and booking."
Napoles surprised the whole nation when, after hiding for over two weeks, suddenly surrendered--not just to any law officer but to the highest official of the land, President Aquino.
This move raised several speculations such as the surrender being a "scripted" plan to surface Napoles, as claimed by Kabataan Partylist Rep. Terry Ridon.
Roxas however said Napoles opted to surrender to the President out of fear for her life.

"Hindi siya ang maimpluwensiya. Ang pangulo ay nakatanggap ng surrender feeler…si Napoles na possible witness o hinahanap dahil napakalaki ng iniimbestigahan, karapat dapat lang na maibalik sa kustodiya," Roxas told reporters at Camp Crame, where Napoles will be detained.

1 comment:

  1. pag ordinaryong mamamayan ang naaresto, posas agad. pag sya VIP treatment. pinaupo pa sa magarang sofa. Itali na yan!