Napoles camp: Thursday bout with nausea, vomiting no hoax-A A +A
Thursday, October 24, 2013
THE camp of Janet Lim-Napoles, the suspected brains behind a multibillion-peso pork barrel scam, on Thursday belied speculations her nausea and vomiting before dawn was a ploy to avoid her November 7 appearance before the Senate.
Napoles' lawyer Lorna Kapunan said in a radio interview her client has had a medical condition that includes a heart condition and diabetes.
"Alam namin yan, that's why we were very concerned when nagtatago siya (We are aware of her medical condition. That's why we were very concerned when she was in hiding)," Kapunan said.
She said her client has a family history of heart condition. Presently, she added, Napoles is "under so much stress."
Kapunan said her client needs an "extensive checkup" at this time, but will not seek hospital arrest.
"Ayaw namin sabihin ng publiko ginagawa na naman ng istorya ... Hintayin natin expert opinion ng physician (We don't want the public speculating again. We'll just wait for the expert opinion of physicians attending to her)," she said.
Napoles was rushed to a hospital shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday, after experiencing nausea and vomiting.
She was brought back to her detention facility at Fort. Sto. Domingo in Sta. Rosa, Laguna two hours later.
On November 7, Napoles is to face a Senate investigation into the pork barrel scam.
She has been charged with plunder along with some lawmakers for the supposed scam where she allegedly set up fake non-government organizations to siphon lawmakers' priority development assistance fund. (JK/Sunnex)