Juan Ponce Enrile and Gigi Reyes. Composite Image
MANILA (UPDATED) - The Sandiganbayan Third Division has ordered the arrests of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, his former chief of staff Gigi Reyes, and 3 others in connection with the plunder and graft cases filed by the Ombudsman.
Enrile's lawyer said the senator is going to Camp Crame today to voluntarily surrender.
The Third Division clerk of court said the magistrates rejected as premature the motion for bail and motion to suspend proceedings filed by Enrile.
The anti-graft court also ordered the arrests of alleged pork scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles, Ronald John Lim and John Raymund de Asis.
Enrile is accused of amassing P172 million in pork barrel kickbacks from 2003 -2010.
Two other senators, Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla, are also detained for their alleged links to the P10 billion pork barrel scam.