Napoles bid for bail junked | Inquirer News
Close  

Napoles bid for bail junked

/ 02:16 PM November 21, 2013

Janet Lim-Napoles. INQUIRER.net photo

MANILA, Philippines—The Makati City Regional Trial Court Branch 150 denied the petition for bail of Janet Lim-Napoles in the serious illegal detention case filed against her and her brother Reynald Lim by pork barrel scam whistle-blower Benhur Luy.

In a 15-page order issued Thursday, Makati RTC Judge Elmo Alameda ruled that the evidence presented by the prosecution is strong, which leads the court to conclude that there is enough basis to prosecute Napoles for serious illegal detention.

ADVERTISEMENT

“The court agrees with the prosecution that the evidence presented so far is strong and sufficient to foreclose accused Janet Lim-Napoles’ plea to be granted bail,” the Makati Court said in its order.

It stated further that “verily the quantum of evidence presented is strong which leads this court to conclude that the crime of Serious Illegal Detention has been committed as charged and that the accused Janet Lim-Napoles will probably be punished if the law is administered.”

FEATURED STORIES

The court added that the testimonies of witnesses are clear and convincing.

At the same time, the court also said that the prosecution was also able to establish that Napoles and her brother conspired to detain Luy.

“The mode and manner in which Jojo [Reynald] and Janet perpetrated the offense can be deduced or can be inferred from their acts themselves which points to a joint purpose and design, concerted action and community of interest,” the court said.

Napoles, her brother Reynald Lim allegedly detained Luy from December to March this year for his knowledge about Napoles’ racket of using fake non-government organizations (NGOs) to pocket public funds in connivance with some legislators and government employees.

Related Stories:

Napoles seeks speedy resolution of her bail plea

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Janet Napoles, Nation, News, Pork barrel
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.