Even if pork barrel rip-off queen Janet Lim Napoles turns state witness, she will not be launched from jail, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II mentioned.
Aguirre downplayed fears that talks on attainable state witness standing for Napoles will permit her to get away with the opposite prison complaints towards her.
Napoles is dealing with a number of charges earlier than the Sandiganbayan, together with the non-bailable plunder offense, in reference to the PDAF rip-off.
“I just want to make it clear because a lot of people mistakenly though that if Napoles will be freed if she is accepted under the Witness Protection Program as state witness,” Aguirre mentioned in a tv interview.
“That (possibility) will not affect the other pending cases against her before the Sandiganbayan,” he added.
Lawyer Stephen David, who represented Napoles on the Sandiganbayan, met with Aguirre on May 11 to debate the potential for turning her right into a state witness.
The Court of Appeals on May 5 acquitted Napoles in a critical unlawful detention case filed towards her by whistleblower Benhur Luy.