DOJ Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II hinted earlier that probers have traced several bank accounts where alleged drug money went, but quickly clarified that these were not under the name of Senator Leila De Lima.
It was reported yesterday that Obuyes and Jong Caranto, had prepared affidavits claiming that they were told by De lima to deposit millions of pesos to the bank account of her ex-driver when she was still the Justice Secretary.
Edna “Bogs” Obuyes, one of DOJ chief clerk who was interrogated by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), appeared to have become an instant millionaire in 2014. Obuyes was not a regular DOJ employee.
A bank document obtained by The STAR from a DOJ source showed that a total of P24 million in cash was deposited in a bank account under the name of Bogs C. Obuyes in March and April 2014.
Cash deposit slips showed that the alleged deposits were made on March 7, 2014 (P4.8 million), March 21, 2014 (P7.2 million), April 4, 2014 (P2.6 million), April 18, 2014 (P4.8 million) and April 24, 2014 (P4.6 million).
What puzzles the DOJ is that how Obuyes able to reach that amount since he was a clerk “whose salary could not have reached such enormous amounts.”
However, Bank representatives refused to comment, citing confidentiality of accounts under the bank secrecy law.
Obuyes is no longer with the DOJ as she was a contractual employee whose contract had expired.
The report said that Obuyes and Caranto voluntarily went and submitted themselves to the National Bureau of Investigation for the probe. They have undergone lie detector tests.