Businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles has been ordered arrested for alleged serious detention, reports say Wednesday.
Reports quoting Justice Secretary Leila de lima said National Bureau of Investigation agents are set to arrest Napoles for supposed illegal detention of Benhur Luy, the whistle-blower of the P10-million pork barrel fund scam. Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 150 reportedly issued the arrest warrant.
Also ordered arrested was Napoles' brother Reynald “Jojo” Lim.
Napoles and her brother cannot post bail, the report added.
Napoles has recently made headlines for allegedly orchestrating the massive money-making scheme that involved several lawmakers. The pork barrel scam supposedly diverted funds from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) to bogus non-government organizations.
After nearly a year, President Aquino finally made good his promise to a long-time ally – former Cavite governor and congressman Erineo Maliksi – to head the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), replacing Margarita Juico who resigned in May 2014. Maliksi must be officially elected by the PCSO board members as their chairman. Prior to his appointment to the PCSO, Maliksi faced graft charges before the Sandiganbayan in connection with the alleged illegal purchase of P2.5 million worth …