4.18.2019

Peru Ex - President Nearly Committed Suicide Trying To Evade Arrest


Alan Garcia, former president of Peru  shot himself on the head at his resident on Wednesday as he was about to be arrested by the police following a corruption case linked with him.

Zulema Tomas Peru's Health minister said the ex president is undergoing an emergency surgery for a bullet wound to his head at Casimiro Ulloa Emergency Hospital in Lima.

Zulema  Thomas ,  revealed that, the ex president was in "a critical condition and was resuscitated three times after three cardiac arrests", said Thomas

Garcia, who was president from 1985-90 and again from 2006-11, is suspected of having taken bribes from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht in return for large-scale public works contracts.

In November he sought refuge in the Uruguayan Embassy and applied for asylum but he left the next month after it was denied. He said to be among the four Peruvian ex presidents linked with various corruption scandals alongside Pedro Pablo Kuczynski , Ollanta Humala and Alejandro Toledo.

Obebrecht has admitted to paying $29 million in bribes to Peruvian officials over three administrations. Some of the payments were said to be made during Garcia second term in office.

Press reports also claim Garcia received a $100,000 payment from an illegal odebrecht fund for giving a speech to Brazilian business leaders in sao Paulo in May 2012.

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