Napoles will continue with her testimony even if not accepted state witness Lawyer says | Politics News

Napoles will continue with her testimony even if not accepted state witness Lawyer says


Janet Lim-Napoles’ lawyer, Atty.  Bruce Rivera says his client  wants no less than immunity from criminal charge  after revealing  the informations on lawmakers and officials supposedly  involved in the multibillion-peso worth of  pork barrel scam.

Rivera   said Napoles has not thought of entering  a plea bargain agreement with the government in lieu of immunity, which many sectors do not approve of – as an option.

“We have not really discussed the plea bargain agreement as an option,” he told The STAR.

Rivera confirmed that his detained client wants to become state witness in cases involving not only the pork barrel scam but also the Malampaya Fund anomaly.

He pointed  that Napoles is not perturbed by strong protests to her bid to become state witness and her request to begiven immunity.

“She will still continue with her testimony despite these objections. Even if she will not be accepted (as state witness), she will face the consequences of her testimony,” the lawyer said.

Earlier, President Aquino has expressed his doubts with regards  on the qualification of Napoles as state witness.

He reportedly said that the businesswoman is not qualified since  she is at the center of the controversy.

However, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said it is still too early to reach a decision on Napoles’ qualifications as a state witness.

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