Ronnie Dayan, Senator Leila de Lima's alleged bagman and former driver, admitted on Tuesday that he had a seven-year affair with the former justice secretary.
"Totoo po may relasyon kami, seven years," Dayan told reporters in Camp Crame in Quezon City.
Dayan was presented to the media on Tuesday after authorities arrested him in La Union. He has been accused of receiving drug money from Bilibid inmates meant for De Lima's 2016 senatorial campaign.
READ: Driver or bagman:
Who is Ronnie Dayan? De Lima last week admitted her past romantic affair with Dayan, but maintained that she never accepted drug payoffs.
READ: De Lima admits affair with ex-driver She said the relationship lasted for a “few years” and that Dayan had long been separated from his wife.
She said she broke up with him before she ran for senator.
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre said Dayan's capture will "tie up the loose ends and supply the missing links" in the cases filed before his department.
Source: abs-cbn news