The Department of Justice revealed that it has collated several bank deposit slips in its fact-finding investigation in Senator Leila De Lima’s alleged involvement in the proliferation of the illegal drug trade inside the New Bilibid Prison when she was still sitting as the Secretary of Justice.
The bank deposit slips show that more than PHP38 million were deposited to the accounts of Hannah Mae Dayan and Marco Palisoc, Ronnie Dayan’s daughter and cousin, respectively. Ronnie Dayan is the alleged driver and lover of Senator De Lima, who allegedly facilitated the millions of pesos ‘payola’ of the national penitentiary inmates to then Secretary of Justice Leila De Lima back in 2014.
Hannah Mae Dayan’s bank account, received four cash deposits in 2014, each deposit being worth millions, and with the total cash deposit amounting to PHP24 million.
Marco Palisoc’s bank account, on the other hand, received two cash deposits in 2014, with the total cash deposit amounting to PHP14 million.
Vitaliano Aguirre, Secretary of Justice, revealed that the bank documents they uncovered in their fact-finding investigation in the New Bilibid Prison yielded multiple bank deposits amounting to over PHP88 million. These bank documents belonged to different people under Senator De Lima’s employ, including Jonathan Caranto, Bogs Obuyes, and Marrel Obuyes.
Secretary Aguirre believes that following the money trail would add credence to the testimonies by the national penitentiary inmates against Senator De Lima.
He also shared that so far, the money trail they have been following only provide an indirect link to Senator Leila De Lima through her friends and staff. However, he also mentioned that these people have to means to earn and obtain millions of funds on their own.
Finally, he shared that the bank documents yielded by their investigation have been forwarded to the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) for verification. He, however, refused to divulge what would be the DOJ’s next step as regards the AMLC report on the bank documents.
Meanwhile, as if in response to the evidence publicized by Secretary Aguirre, Senator De Lima lashed out and called the pieces of evidence as fake, even mentioning Aguirre’s toupee.