Pork barrel scam whistleblower Benhur Luy testified before the Sandiganbayan that unused farm implements were kept in a warehouse of alleged pork scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles to make it appear that these were to be delivered for Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr.’s project.
Luy said the warehouse in Pandi, Bulacan housed “[rotting]seeds, [damaged]sprayer, fertilizers.”
He was testifying on Thursday at a hearing on Revilla’s petition for bail. Revilla is charged with plunder for allegedly amassing P224 million by pouring his pork barrel funds into bogus projects.
Napoles’ lawyer Stephen David cross-examined Luy and pointed out a statement from one document, which said that a certain Shyrmon Tuya inspected the warehouse, validating the existence of 1,744 sets of agricultural livelihood kits for Revilla’s project.
But Luy explained, “It was made to appear that [the items were]in the warehouse of Madam [Napoles] and inspected but [they were]not shipped.”
The witness also mentioned during the hearing how Napoles, also charged with plunder, allegedly told her brother to just show the stocks and hide the rotting seeds and sprayers for the supposed inspection.
The supplies, which were supposedly purchased from Napoles-owned Nutrigrowth, allegedly had fake receipts made by Napoles’ cousin, Luy said.