Napoles moved to Makati jail, will ‘tell truth’

Wearing a bullet-proof vest, pork barrel queen Janet Lim Napoles is transferred to the Makati City jail Thursday night from Camp Crame. She was accompanied by Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda, Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima, and other officials. Napoles was brought to an air-conditioned office, not a cell, for “security reasons.” Facing the media an hour after Napoles was jailed, her lawyer Lorna Kapunan says her client was very emotional but held back tears. Kapunan says the threats against her client and her family were real, adding, “The threat is not imagined… the plate numbers of cars, the children are being tracked. We worry about people not in uniform following her.” Kapunan says Napoles “from day one…has said she will tell the truth” and would appear before any investigating body. A Makati Court scheduled a September 9 arraignment for Napoles. On Wednesday, Napoles surrendered to President Benigno Aquino in Malacanang, a move widely criticized in social media as indicative of special treatment to the fugitive wanted for 2 weeks.

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