The police general who was arrested by authorities on Thursday over charges of syndicated estafa said he had prior disengaged as a former incorporator of a financing company.
Police Brigadier-General John Guyguyon said the financing company was sued for issuance of bad checks to clients, and that he was merely dragged into the corporate cases as an incorporator of the financing company back then.
In a statement to reporters in Cotabato City, Guyguyon said: “My conscience is clear.”
Guyguyon had been the head of the Police Regional Office in the Bangsamoro Region (PRO-BAR) when he was arrested for warrants separately issued by the presiding judges of Regional Trial Court Branch 104 and of RTC Branch 91 of the National Capital Region.
News reports on Guyguyon’s arrest on Thursday were mostly based on the police blotter logged by the arresting operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group Regional Field Unit (CIDG RFU) 15.
Other sources said the involved financing firm has had off-court settlements with some of the complainants who had issued affidavits of desistance withdrawing their complaints against company owners and workers.
Guyguyon also said he was not,in any way, a direct recipient of any income of the financing company as the juridical respondent to the lawsuit.
“I was just trying to help back then but now this is what happened. I was dragged into this case as an incorporator. I had no hand in any collection, or whatsoever,” said Guyguyon.