After the Supreme Court of Justice announced that Alvaro Uribe Vélez would be investigated, the former president announced via Twitter his resignation. Uribe said he "feels morally impeded to be a senator."
The tweet reads:
"The Supreme Court has called an inquiry, they did not hear me previously, I feel morally impeded to be a senator, I will send my resignation letter so that my defense does not interfere with the tasks of the Senate"
Uribe, was president of Colombia between 2002 and 2010.
Through a statement, the Supreme Court explained that it has collected evidence that leads them to carry out a formal investigation against Uribe.
The Court called Uribe and Álvaro Hernán Prada Artundua to be investigated for the alleged crimes of bribery and fraud.