Convicted kidnapper Jaybee Sebastian bared that Joenel Sanchez was more than a driver-security escort of then Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, the Presidential Security Guard member was a lover of the senator.
In his testimony at the House committee on justice, Sebastian confirmed that de Lima and Sanchez were lovers.
“Habang kaming tatlo ni Junel at Sec. de Lima ay nagkwentuhan, may mga pagkakataon na nakita ko silang daalaw na naghoholding hands at narinig ko na tinawag ni Sec. de Lia si Junel na ‘sweetie’.Sa puntong iyon, doon ko napagtanto na sila ay may relasyon,” said Sebastian in his affidavit.
Sebastian said that on one occasion, he reported a bold show inside the Bilibid to Sanchez so he could relay it to de Lima.
Sebastian said he got a text message from Sanchez which was apparently meant for de Lima: “Sweetie, ito tex ni J: Sir nandito kayo kanina, yung bagong spokesperson ng commando nagpapasayaw ng bold show nagreklamo sa akin ang mga dalaw.” A few minutes later, Sebastian said he received a second message from Sanchez which stated: “wrong send.”
“Dahil sa text ni Junel, nabuo sa isipan ko na siya ay mayroong espesyal na relasyon kay Sec. de Lima.”
In his testimony, Sebastian said he saw Sanchez hold the hand of de Lime when she was entering the kubol.
He claimed that he heard Sanchez ask de Lima: “Sweetie tubig?”
Drug convict Herbert Colanggo had tagged Sanchez as de Lima’s bagman – Sanchez delivered the money from the drug lords to de Lima for her senatorial campaign.
Sanchez, who worked as driver and security of de Lima from July 2010 to May 2015, was recently recalled by the Presidential Security Group from the security detail of Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea.
Sanchez testified last week denied being the bagman of de Lima. The highlight of his appearance in Cogress was his testimony won the video of de Lima and another former driver, Ronnie Dayan, in a sex video .
Sebastian said he did not have any dealings with Dayan who had been accused by NBP officials as the bagman of de Lima. [source]