P5-M reward for Napoles’ brother stays – Roxas

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Reynald Lim. Photo courtesy of Rappler.com

MANILA, 29Aug2013 (PNA) – The P5-million reward offered by the government for any information leading to the arrest of Reynald Lim remains even after the surrender of his sister, Janet Lim-Napoles, who was tagged in the P10-billion “pork barrel” scam on Wednesday night.

Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II on Thursday maintained the reward stays for Lim, who is co-accused in the illegal detention charges filed against Napoles by their distant relatives led by Benhur Luy.

”The P5 million reward for the brother (of Napoles) will remain. The P10 million offered for Napoles is now recalled after she surrendered voluntarily,” said Roxas during a broadcast interview.

According to Roxas, authorities will continue tracking down Lim.p>Napoles surrendered hours after President Benigno S. Aquino III announced Wednesday that the government is offering P10-million reward for any information leading to her arrest after being tagged in the alleged P10-billion scam involving the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or “pork barrel.”

A P5-million reward was also offered for Lim.

Last Aug. 16, a court issued warrants of arrest against Napoles and Lim for the illegal detention charges filed by Luy, who is now acting as witness against the two in the alleged PDAF scam.

Roxas said the President also instructed him to form a team to secure Napoles after she expressed concerns over her security. He said Napoles is now staying at an office inside Camp Crame.

”We will be returning the warrant to the issuing court for proper disposition. We will await the court order for our next move,” said Roxas. (PNA)

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