Agudelo is part of a false demobilization scandal that took place during former president Alvaro Uribe‘s tenure, implicating many Uribe officials, including former Peace Commisioner Luis Carlos Restrepo — who was discovered to have fled Colombia Thursday.
Agudelo, Restrepo, and a drug trafficker allegedly paid homeless and unemployed people to train, live and act like FARC guerrillas, then surrender to security forces.
“I want to announce that [Thursday] at 9am a plan to kill me was dismantled. A prisoner named William Marroquin had in his possession a 38 revolver and was going to take my life,” said Agudelo.
Agudelo claims the alleged assassination attempt is to silence him before presents “all the truth,” in court about the false demobilizations.