Peru's Ex-President Alan García Shoots Himself Before Arrest
The Former President Of Peru, Alan Garcia, Died At The Age Of 69 After Shooting Himself In His House.
- Alan Garcia died at the age of 69.
- He shot himself before the police came to arrest him.
- Garcia was accused of taking bribes from Odebrecht.
- He was rushed to the Casimiro Ulloa Hospital in Lima.
Peru’s ex’ President Alan Gabriel Ludwig Garcia Perez aka Alan Garcia shot himself before the police came to arrest him. The police arrived at his home to arrest him for bribery allegations.
Alan was rushed to the hospital in the capital, Lima. He was admitted to Casimiro Ulloa Hospital in Lima for surgery where he was being treated for a bullet wound on his head.
A crowd of supporters and followers gathered outside the hospital. A line of police offers held back them.
The current President Martin Vizcarra confirmed his death.
Consternado por el fallecimiento del ex presidente Alan García. Envío mis condolencias a su familia y seres queridos.
— Martín Vizcarra (@MartinVizcarraC) April 17, 2019
Garcia was accused of taking bribes from the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht which he repeatedly denied. The officers were sent to arrest him for connection with the allegations.
When the police force to open the door, they found him sitting on a chair with a bullet wound on his head.
Health minister Zulema Tomas revealed that Garcia was very serious and critical and had to be resuscitated after suffering from three cardiac arrests.
The former president’s lawyer Erasmo Reyna said:
Let's pray to God to give him strength,
Garcia served as a president from 1985 to 1990 and later again from 2006 to 2011.
The investigators said that he took bribes from Odebrecht while he was in his second term in office. It is linked to the metro line building project of the capital.
The company has admitted that they had paid almost $30 million as bribes in Peru since the year 2004. But, Gracia denied those allegations and said that he is a victim of political persecution. Writing in a tweet, he claimed that there is no clue or any evidence against them.