Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 150 sentenced the pork barrel queen Janet Lim-Napoles to reclusion perpetua after finding her guilty of illegally detaining whistle-blower Benhur Luy.
“The court finds accused Janet Lim Napoles guilty beyond reasonable doubt as principal of the crime of serious illegal detention defined and penalized under Article 267, paragraph 1 of the Revised Penal Code and her by sentence to her to suffer the penalty of Reclusion Perputua,” says in the 26-page decision.
“She is also directed to pay Benhur Luy the amount of Php 50,000 as civil indemnity and Php 50,000 as moral damages. The case against accused Reynold “Jojo” Lim, who is at-large is ordered archived,” adds in the decision.
Napoles will remain at the female dormitory of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City until the court issues commitment order.