MANILA — The Sandiganbayan recently allowed Sen. Ramon Revilla Jr. to acquire limited access to Benhur Luy’s files in his external computer hard drive.
Luy is the whistle-blower to the pork barrel scam in which Revilla is involved.
The First Division of the anti-graft court decided yesterday that Revilla will not be allowed to copy all the contents of Luy’s storage drive. Associate Justices Efren de la Cruz, Rodolfo Ponferrada and Rafael Lagos agreed to the decision. Thus, granting Revilla access to some parts that are connected with his plunder case.
Earlier, the prosecution already opposed the request of the defense lawyers stating that the device also contains other files against other individuals who are charged or subjected to investigation by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Office of the Ombudsman.
Revilla’s lawyers including the representatives of former chief of staff Richard Cambe and Janet Lim-Napoles are insisting that they may be granted full access.
The Sandiganbayan, however, ruled in favor of the prosecution.