Since August 4, Uribe is serving house arrest at his ranch in the north of the country. There he awaits his eventual call to trial by the Supreme Court.
In 2012, the former president filed a complaint against Senator Cepeda for an alleged plot against him based on false testimony.
With the backing of current President Ivan Duque, Uribe tried to implicate Cepeda with the accusation that he had contacted ex-paramilitary prisoners to get them involved in criminal activities.
The Supreme Court refrained from prosecuting Cepeda and instead decided in 2018 to open an investigation against the former president under the same suspicion: manipulating witnesses against his opponent.