MANILA - The Sandiganbayan Third Division on Friday ordered the transfer of alleged pork scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles from Fort Santo Domingo in Sta. Rosa, Laguna to Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig.
In a press briefing, Sandiganbayan Third Division executive clerk of court Dennis Pulma said Napoles will be detained at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology at Camp Bagong Diwa.
Pulma said the Third Division is being consistent after it ordered another accused in the pork barrel scam , lawyer Jessica Lucila "Gigi" Reyes, detained at Camp Bagong Diwa.
"The court is just being consistent that prisoners, persons accused and awaiting trial be jailed in a facility under the supervision of the BJMP," he told reporters.
He said process servers have already received the division's minute resolutions.
Napoles is facing plunder and graft charges for the multibillion-peso scam where she allegedly created fake non-government organizations to receive pork barrel allocations from some lawmakers.
She is currently detained at the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force training school facility at Fort Sto. Domingo after she was slapped with a serious illegal detention charge by pork scam whistle-blower Benhur Luy.