Napoles spirited out of Bicutan, brought to Correctional at 2 a.m.
Illegal detention convict Janet Lim-Napoles was spirited out of detention at Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig City, and transferred to the Correctional Institution for Women (CIW) in Mandaluyong City at 2 a.m. Thursday.
Erwin Aguilon of RADYO INQUIRER 990AM reported that Napoles, accused mastermind in the multi-billion peso pork barrel scam, was ordered transferred to the correctional by Judge Elmo Alameda of the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 150.
“She will be together with other inmates,” Patac said in a text message.
Alameda found Napoles guilty of serious illegal detention for holding her former aide Benhur Luy against his will for three months. The judge sentenced her to reclusion perpetua, which carried a jail term of up to 40 years.
The judge’s order caught the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in a dilemma since the Sandiganbayan had a standing order to have her held at Camp Bagong Diwa.
Napoles is facing plunder charges before the antigraft court in relation to the pork scam.
The BJMP sought a clarification from the Sandiganbayan, which later allowed the transfer of Napoles to the Correctional through an order by Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang.
Napoles tried to prevent her transfer and stay in Camp Bagong Diwa by filing a petition but Cabotaje-Tang denied the plea.
After the transfer, BJMP spokesperson Inspector Aries Villaester said Napoles was processed at the Correctional. Her mugshot and fingerprints were taken and she underwent physical examination.
Napoles is not alone in her cell, CIW officer-in-charge Idilinda Patac said Thursday.
In the average, Patac said a cell at the CIW has around 100 inmates.
Napoles has been transferred at CIW at 1:38 a.m. Thursday after she was convicted of serious illegal detention by Makati Regional Trial Court Judge Elmo Alameda for detaining pork barrel scam witness Benhur Luy. CB
Originally posted: 7:24 AM | Thursday, April 16th, 2015
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