Social Media Hokage Xian Gaza is being summoned by the Malabon Metropolitan Trial Court for an alleged investment scam.
In a report by ABS-CBN News, Gaza apparently broke Batas Pambansa (BP) 22, commonly referred to as the “Anti-Bouncing Checks Law.” The complaints were filed by Jaime Asuncion and Melinda Cruz, both asked by Gaza to invest in a coffee shop that he was planning to open.
Cruz gave P2 million while Asuncion gave P1 million for the the business. Gaza didn’t return the promised profit for the two.
“Kilala ko po 'yung pamilya niya and matagal ko na po silang kakilala. So hindi ko po in-expect na lolokohin ako,” Cruz said in the interview.
Gaza was then summoned to the court to face the complaints of the investors. He promised that he’d pay them back then, but it didn’t happen. The court eventually issued two arrest warrants for Gaza.
ABS-CBN News was able to get Gaza’s side of the story. In the report, he admitted that he actually received warrants from Malabon Metropolitan Trial Court.
“Yes, it’s true. Those are bench warrants for not personally attending my court hearings, only sending my lawyer to represent me...because I’m outside the country on my scheduled hearings,” he shared.
He added: “I don’t have the means to pay them at the moment...I am bankrupt and the sheriff is highly aware of that.”
Despite the warrants of arrest, Gaza is still optimistic with what’s happening on him. Based on his social media posts, it seems like he’s even enjoying the spotlight once again. He even invented a hashtag, #Nyeamted, to accompany his so-called bilibid journey. Here are some of his posts regarding the issue:
#Proud and #Nyeamted
He even held a fund raiser for his bail by selling limited edition Nyeam shirts.