Janet Lim-Napoles has stiffly opposed the prosecution’s proposal that she be transferred to the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) facility in Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City (Metro Manila), saying she is a “high-risk detainee.”
The businesswoman is currently detained at Fort Santo Domingo in Santa Rosa, Laguna.
“The cases brought against her are intensely controversial and involve highly powerful and controversial personalities. There are grave, real and imminent threats to her life and security. Having humanitarian consideration in mind, the accused, asks that her safety be guaranteed and [she]not be transferred to another detention facility,” her lawyers told the Sandiganbayan.
They said the Makati Regional Trial Court that is hearing the serious illegal detention charges filed against Napoles recognized her as a “high profile/high risk detainee” when it ordered her detention in Fort Santo Domingo.
Napoles and senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada are facing charges of plunder and graft at the anti-graft court in connection with the pork barrel scam.
State lawyers have prodded the Sandiganbayan to transfer Napoles, Revilla and his chief of staff, Richard Cambe, from their detention facilities to Camp Bagong Diwa or any other facility under the BJMP.
Revilla and Cambe are detained at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center in Camp Crame, Quezon City.