DOJ slaps illegal firearms case vs bizman in Pastor slay-A A +A
Monday, September 1, 2014
BUSINESSMAN Domingo de Guzman III will face illegal possession of firearms case in a Muntinlupa City court even as the Department of Justice (DOJ) has scheduled hearings on his alleged participation in the killing of race car driver Ferdinand "Enzo" Pastor.
Signed by Prosecutor General Claro Arellano, the DOJ ordered through a resolution on Monday De Guzman's indictment less than a week after he underwent inquest proceedings.
De Guzman was nabbed by authorities on August 26 through the help of Police Officer 2 Edgar Angel, who confessed to shooting Pastor to death at a busy intersection in Quezon City on June 12 in exchange for P100,000.
Police seized two unlicensed hand guns loaded with bullets from De Guzman after giving Angel P50,000 as bonus for the successful hit job.
"It must be emphasized that the firearm was seized from respondent De Guzman when, in plain view, the policemen saw it tucked into his waist. When asked to produce the documents to show his authority to carry the said firearms, respondent failed to present/produce any," the resolution stated.
Angel, assigned in Pasay City, fell to authorities on August 23 when he was caught selling 100 grams of shabu to a policeman who posed as buyer in Quezon City.
The policeman then helped in the entrapment operation that led to De Guzman's arrest.
De Guzman, Angel and Pastor's wife Daliah are also facing charges of murder, frustrated murder and parricide at the DOJ.
De Guzman and Daliah will undergo preliminary investigation on September 9 and 16, while Angel was required to submit a counter-affidavit on Tuesday.
Daliah has yet to surface after authorities concluded that Pastor's untimely demise stemmed from love triangle.
She is allegedly in an affair with De Guzman.
Last Friday, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima ordered the Bureau of Immigration to keep an eye on Daliah's whereabouts.
De Guzman and Angel are already under police custody but they were still included in the lookout bulletin order issued by the justice chief. (Sunnex)