Asks DOJ to allow her to reproduce CIDG “evidence” vs her first
(Eagle News)–Vice President Leni Robredo has filed a motion urging the Department of Justice to defer the deadline for her submission of counteraffidavit pending her receipt of supposed evidence against her in the sedition case against her.
In her motion for production and copying of evidence, Robredo urged the Department of Justice to direct the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation Group, which acts as complainant, to produce “any and all evidence in its custody in relation to the crimes charged.”
She also asked the DOJ to allow her camp to reproduce and copy the same, citing Rule 112 of the Rules of Court.
According to Robredo, the provision “affords the respondent the right to examine the complainant’s evidence which she may not have been furnished and even to copy the same.”
“The conduct of a preliminary investigation involves the realistic appraisal of the merits of the case based on evidence presented during preliminary investigation and disclosed to the parties affected,” she argued.
Apart from Robredo, the same charges were filed against Senator Leila de Lima, Antonio Trillanes IV, several priests, and others, over the Ang Totoong Narcolist videos against President Rodrigo Duterte’s family and his friends.
The CIDG based the charges on the affidavit of Peter Joemel Advincula, who claims to be the yellow-hooded figure in the videos that accused Duterte’s group of being engaged in the illegal drug trade.
Advincula had said he was forced to level the allegations against Duterte’s group in the videos by opposition figures under Project Sodoma.