Tuesday, August 1, 2017

According to Nova Parojinog's lawyer, the item that she was trying to hide was not a shabu

screentshot from the video of VM Nova during her arrest / video from GMA News

Ferdinand Topacio, lawyer of Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog denied the allegations that his client tried to hide a small pack of shabu from the authorities during the raid on Parojinogs’ household last Sunday, as seen on a video.

Topacio, however, refused to divulge what it was and said that they will only reveal it if a case against Nova is already filed in court.

“Hindi ko muna sasabihin because of the privileged nature, but common sense will dictate that it was not shabu,” Topacio told reporters while waiting at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center.

“Kasi kung shabu ‘yung nilunok mo, shabu is water soluble, it will be instantly absorbed by the body. Kapag nilunok mo ‘yun, aba’y e 'di nangisay ‘yun doon kung ganung quantity ng shabu,” he added.

A video circulating on Facebook is showing Nova Parojinog getting something from her bag while authorities are trying to open her hands and stop her from hiding the item, she even managed to put it into her mouth.

However, Topacio maintained that the item “is not what it seems” and promised that he will tell the story if a case is filed.