The former Peruvian President, Alan Garcia killed himself with a gunshot to his head. Brazilian Construction Company Odebrecht had bribed him. Due to these accusations, the police were about to arrest him. The police arrived at 06:30 a.m. at his house. Interior Minister Carlos Morán said the president wanted to make a call. So, he went inside his bedroom and locked the door. Then they heard a gunshot and the police forced their way into the bedroom. Inside, they saw the former President sitting in a chair. He had a gunshot wound to his head. Therefore, the President was taken to the hospital. But it was all in vain.

Who was Alan Garcia and what was he accused of?

Alan Gabriel Ludwig Garcia Perez was a Peruvian politician. He served as President of Peru from 1985 to 1990 and again from 2006 to 2011. He was the second leader of the Peruvian Aprista Party. The only party member ever to have become President was Alan Garcia.

He was accused to have taken bribes from the construction company Odebrecht. This happened during his second term in office. The bribe was linked to a Metro Line building Project at the capital. Odebrecht has admitted that they have paid almost $30m(£23m) in bribes from 2004. In his tweet made on Tuesday, Alan Garcia has said that there was “no shred of evidence.” He also added it was the speculation of the Peruvian prosecution. 

The Uruguayan embassy was requested of political asylum by him because of this incident. But his request was denied by the Uruguayan government in December. A judge banned him from leaving the country for 18 months. Martin Vizcarra, the current President of Peru, has confirmed his death. So, he tweeted that he was “shocked” by the death of the former President. He gave his condolences to the President’s family.


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