Pedro Castillo: concludes interrogation of the president in the National Prosecutor's Office

Pedro Castillo: concludes interrogation of the president in the National Prosecutor's Office

President Castillo is being investigated for the alleged crimes of criminal organization, influence peddling, and aggravated collusion. The president arrived shortly before 10 in the morning and the procedure concluded around 1 in the afternoon.

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Pedro Castillo: Concludes interrogation of the president at the National Prosecutor's Office

Pedro Castillo went to the prosecutor's office without ministers or their lawyers. His legal defenders moved earlier and separately. (Photo: GEC)

After about three hours the interrogation of the president Pedro Castilloin the National Prosecutor's Office, which is investigating him for the alleged crimes of criminal organization, influence peddling and aggravated collusion. The procedure took place on the 11th floor of the Public Ministry headquarters.

According to the prosecutor's office, the president answered a questionnaire of questions that were formulated by the Nation's prosecutor, Pablo Sánchez, and Samuel Rojas Chávez, Provisional Supreme Deputy Prosecutor.

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Outside the Public Prosecutor's Office, strong security measures were deployed that complicated journalistic work. The president arrived shortly before 10 in the morning and the diligence ended around 1 in the afternoon. However, Castillo left the scene at 2:20 in the afternoon.

In the morning, the head of state decided to walk to the headquarters of the Public Ministry, protected by a strong security contingent. After his entry, dozens of police officers stood in front of the prosecutor's office, while groups of demonstrators protested against the government.

Pedro Castillo: concludes interrogation of the president in the Office of the Prosecutor of the Nation< /p>Pedro Castillo goes to testify as part of the investigations against him for allegedly being the head of a criminal organization. (Photo: GEC)

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PRE-NOTE

Benji Espinoza, one of the lawyers for the head of state, confirmed to El Comercio that Castillo will testify, but reported that they have not yet defined whether the president will go to the prosecutor's office in downtown Lima or if he will request that the representatives of the Public Ministry travel to the Government Palace.

“We have not yet defined the position, but the president will definitely give his statement. What is yet to be defined is the way: if he does it by going to the National Prosecutor's Office or if the prosecution comes to the Palace ”, he explained.

Espinoza assured that the head of state will offer his testimony even if the Judiciary does not resolve the protection of rights that he presented in order to annul the investigation.

Eduardo Pachas, another lawyer for Castillo, affirmed that they will proceed according to the law. In addition, he pointed out that in the investigations and audios published in recent weeks there is no evidence linking Castillo.

“The president's voice does not appear in the audios. The one who talks the most is Zamir [Villaverde] and he does a monologue with himself. There is no further linkage”, he stated.

On Thursday, Castillo assured that he would collaborate with the investigations and would appear to testify when summoned. This, despite the fact that he refused to receive or go to the Congressional Oversight Commission, while before the prosecution he only responded as a witness through an interrogation document.

“I must confirm that I come to work and not to steal, I am subject to investigations and accusations. I'll attend all of them, I'll go to all of them, because that's what it's all about, show your face where they call us”, he said.

Sources from the Public Ministry indicated to El Comercio that, in this case, the president would have to go to the headquarters of the Public Ministry, since when he went from being a witness to being investigated, he would not have the prerogative to request that the prosecution team go to the Palace.

At the close of this report, Castillo's defense had not sent any request to the prosecution to go to the House of Pizarro. Given this, the same sources indicated that if the request enters this morning, it is up to the National Prosecutor's Office to determine whether or not it is attended to.