Senator Leila de Lima on Sunday (June 25) vowed to contest the second arrest warrant issued in opposition to her on one other drug-related accusations made by drug lord Peter Co.
De Lima expressed confidence that the case, which she described because the “weakest” among the many three alleged trumped-up charges filed in opposition to her, was unlikely to prosper as a consequence of lack of possible trigger particularly with the denial of her co-accused on her supposed drug hyperlinks.
“My accusers say that Mr. Jose Adrian Dera alias Jad Dera (my co-accused) is a nephew and an aide of mine. I do not know him at all. Dera himself already denied any relationship or connection to me whatsoever,” she mentioned in an announcement.
The detained senator has been issued one other arrest order by the Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 205 as a consequence of her and Dera’s alleged involvement in the unlawful drug commerce someday in March 2016.
Dera allegedly extorted P3 million and 4 automobiles from one of many high-profile New Bilibid Prison (NBP) inmate Peter Co for De Lima’s senatorial bid in the May 2016 elections.
“The truth will still come out in the end. In the meantime, I will continue to exhaust legal remedies to fight my illegal arrest and detention,” De Lima mentioned.
The senator mentioned she continued to have faith in the judiciary particularly after the judges realized the unreliability of the witnesses in opposition to her and the incredibility of their charges.
The witnesses, she mentioned, could be confirmed to be mendacity all alongside or just been threatened to falsely testify in opposition to her.