The woman of the hour Janet Lim Napoles is finally in government custody after she surrendered with President Benigno Aquino at 9:37 p.m on August 28, Wednesday.
“At 9:37 p.m on August 28, Janet Napoles surrendered to President Aquino. Napoles is wanted on charges of serious illegal detention arising from the alleged kidnapping of Benhur Luy,” Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said in a statement.
“The President turned her over to the custody of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas and Philippine National Police Director-General Alan Purisimafor processing and booking,” Lacierda added.
President Aquino, earlier Wednesday, announced a P10-million reward for information leading to the arrest of Napoles, who has been implicated in the multibillion-peso pork barrel scam and other alleged irregularities such as thefertilizer fund scam and the Malampaya fund mess.