Napoles camp asks CA to stop arrest
MANILA, Philippines – The camp of alleged pork barrel queen Janet Lim-Napoles has asked the Court of Appeals (CA) to stop the implementation of the arrest warrant against her.
The Napoles camp filed a petition for certiorari with urgent application for temporary restraining order and/or writ for preliminary injunction, television reports on Friday, August 16, said.
A Makati court on Wednesday, August 14, ordered the arrest of Napoles and her brother, Reynaldo “Jojo” Lim, over charges they illegally detained whistleblower Benhur Luy.
The National Bureau of Investigation has urged the Napoles siblings to surrender.
Napoles’ lawyer, Lorna Kapunan, however justified her client’s evading arrest. She said she doesn’t know where Napoles is, but “if you were her, wouldn’t you hide, too?”
Editor's Note: A previous photo used for this story was mistakenly credited as a Rappler file photo, when it was, in fact, a government "wanted" bulletin that compiled Janet Napoles photos of the Inquirer. We have taken down the photo and apologize for the oversight.