Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre III on Thursday revealed that the bank account of ex-driver of former DOJ secretary and now Senator Leila de Lima received millions from the senator.
In the report from Inquirer, Aguirre confirmed that an employee of the Department of Justice (DOJ), Jonathan “Jong” Caranto, had executed an affidavit against De Lima claiming that she had instructed him to deposit millions of pesos to the bank account of Ronnie Dayan.
Ronnie Dayan, on the other hand, is the alleged bagman who had collected drug payoffs for Sen. de Lima according to President Rodrigo Duterte.
After attending a Senate hearing, Sec. Aguirre told reporters,
Binibigyan daw sya (Caranto) ng pera ni De Lima para ideposit dun sa account ni Dayan.Recently, Sen. de Lima said that the two employees, who worked with her when she was the Justice Secretary, were forced to execute their affidavits.
(He was allegedly given money by De Lima for him to deposit to Dayan’s account.)
But Sec. Aguirre denied it. In fact, he said, the two were willing to undergo a lie detector test to prove their allegations.
Merong affidavit, walang pumilit sa kanila, voluntaryWhen asked how the account would be linked to Sen. de Lima when it was not under her name, Sec. Aguirre said,
(There are affidavits, no one forced them, it was voluntary.)
Hindi pa nga tapos yung investigation namin so tingnan natin kung paaano mali-link, kung mali-link ba yun sa kanya o hindi.
(Our investigation has not ended yet so we will still see how it is linked, whether it could be linked to her or not.)