Whistleblower Jun Lozada surrenders to police-A A +A
Monday, February 11, 2013
MANILA -- Rodolfo "Jun" Lozada Jr., the whistleblower in the NBN-ZTE scandal, has turned himself in to authorities on Monday after the Sandiganbayan ordered his arrest last week over graft charges.
Radio reports said Lozada surrendered to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group of the Philippine National Police in Camp Crame, Quezon City, around 7 a.m.
He was reportedly accompanied by members of the Association of Major Religious Superiors of the Philippines and underwent booking procedures.
The Sandiganbayan earlier ordered Lozada's arrest in connection with the graft cases filed against him after allegedly granting leasehold rights to his brother and a private company when he was president of the state-run Philippine Forest Corporation.
Lozada exposed anomalies in the botched $329-million NBN-ZTE deal in 2007, which also allegedly involved former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo, and other top government officials. (Emmanuel Louis Bacani/Sunnex)