Delfin Lee's legal counsel said his client needs to be scheduled for a medical checkup after Lee suffered high blood pressure shortly after being arrested last Thursday.

“There was a physician yesterday saying delikado po iyon [condition niya],” Atty. Willie Rivera said in a report from GMA's “24-Oras” program on Saturday.

Rivera said they plan to file an urgent motion for medical checkup at the Court of Appeals.

He added that Lee was feeling numbness in his arms and was having a difficult time in custody at the National Bureau of Investigation headquarters in Pampanga.

But Lee was able to eat and sleep properly yesterday, the report said.

Meanwhile, an agent on duty confirmed that Lee was suffering from high blood pressure after being checked up by the NBI doctor after the arrest.

“Blood pressure lang po [ang findings]. Medyo tumaas daw po,” the agent said.

Some relatives and friends also went to visit him on Saturday but were denied entry in the detention facility since visiting hours have already passed, the report said.

Lee is the reported mastermind of the P6.6 billion housing fund scam. — Andrei Medina/VC, GMA News