Luy unfazed after Napoles acquittal in illegal detention case

Adrian Ayalin, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 09 2017 05:08 PM

Pork barrel scam whistleblower Benhur Luy and alleged scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles. Composite

Pork barrel scam whistleblower Benhur Luy appeared unperturbed after the acquittal of alleged scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles in the serious illegal detention case he filed against her. 

Luy was heavily guarded by security personnel of the Witness Protection Program (WPP) during his stay at the Sandiganbayan where he continued his testimony in the trial of former Cagayan de Oro Rep Constantino Jaraula. 

Luy initially refused to comment on the Court of Appeals reversal of the guilty verdict of a Makati Regional Trial Court against Napoles on the serious illegal detention case. 

"Hindi ako pwedeng mag-comment," Luy later said. 

He, however, responded after being asked how he felt about the CA victory of his former boss. 

"Pabayaan nyo na siya," Luy said.

Luy appeared at the Sandiganbayan 1st Division as prosecution witness at the trial of Jaraula and Napoles for graft, malversation and direct bribery charges in connection with the pork barrel scam. 

Luy was cross-examined on his consolidated affidavits in the continuation of the trial of Jaraula.