MANILA, Philippines—Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged brains behind the P10-billion pork barrel scam, is now at the national headquarters of the Philippine National Police in Camp Crame, Quezon City, a PNP official said.
Police Senior Superintendent Reuben Theodore Sindac, PNP-Public Information Office chief, told INQUIRER.net in a phone interview that Napoles is undergoing booking process.
Sindac, however, added that members of the media are not allowed to enter the camp.
“Nagsimula na booking process. Nasa Crame na sya. Hindi pwedeng pumasok (The booking process has started. She’s in Crame already. No one is allowed to enter),” Sindac said.
In a radio interview, Napoles’ legal counsel, lawyer Lorna Kapunan, said her client surrendered for fear of her life.
“There are really people who want to keep her silent permanently,” Kapunan said.
“Therefore now is the right time. Ang sinasabi niya naman ay wala naman siyang tinatago,” Kapunan added.
President Aquino earlier announced a P10 million reward for information leading to Napoles’ arrest.
Kapunan said she didn’t know where Napoles came from prior to her surrender, and added that she didn’t have any communication with her client when she was still hiding.