Since the names of those who accompanied the president were revealed peter castle to Chiclayo last June 23, suspicions about the name of the non-existent nephew “Lay Vásquez Castillo” have noticed the nephew fugitive of the head of state, Fray Vasquez Castillo, who has been in hiding for more than six months after being investigated for the alleged crimes of aggravated collusion and criminal organization for the Puente Tarata case.
Given this, different officials of the Government have tried to establish various versions about who would really be the character that traveled with Castle Lumps on the presidential plane. Below is a summary of each of the versions that circulated about the identity of the mysterious “nephew” of the head of state.
Fray Vásquez, the fugitive nephew of Pedro Castillo
The first thesis that was handled tFollowing the revelation of the passenger manifest of the presidential plane that June 23 on the trip to Chiclayo, it was that it was Fray Vásquez Castillo, who by that date had already been in hiding for more than three months.
Among the main arguments that led to distrust of the recorded data were the inexistence of relatives who bear the name of “Lay”, and the similarity of the name with that of the investigated nephew. In addition, that the surnames were the same, and as an aggravating circumstance, the revelation that the DNI presented in said document did not exist in Reniec.
But the name and ID number of “Lay Vásquez” were not the only erroneous data in the document
Of the five family members listed in the document delivered by the Military House, four of them had either the wrong identity documents or misspelled names.
The “manipulated document” according to Pedro Castillo
As soon as this scandal was revealed, President Pedro Castillo came out to deny the news alleging that the data presented by the passenger manifest of the FAP plane —which was delivered to the investigative portal that revealed said inconsistencies— had been “manipulated”.
“The document has been manipulated to create a situation that has never existed,” said the president in a statement on his social networks.
Castillo also victimized himself, indicating that it was a “lie created by media sensationalists and servile to the mafias”, despite the fact that the documents disclosed by the portal were those received by the Peruvian Air Force itself.
Yoni Vásquez Castillo and the “material error”
“I want to refer to the material error that existed when there was a trip by the President of the Republic, when placing the word Lay in the office, because that is what the document made by hand said. (…) When they type it, she surpasses it by putting Lay, but the one who really traveled is Yoni Vásquez Castillo, his ID confirms it when he returns,” he told the press.
According to Barragán, “Lay Vásquez Castillo” is the product of having written by hand the name of the younger brother of the fugitive Fray Vásquez, Yoni Vásquez Castillo. Error that was incurred when typing said name, and that could be verified with the passenger manifest of the flight back to Lima.
The Pedro Castillo’s lawyer, Eduardo Pachas, He specified this change in the same way, pointing out that from L to Y it is easy to confuse both names.
On the other hand, investigations are already underway, while the Public ministry carries out the respective procedures in the facilities of the FAP. Furthermore, from the Congress vacancy motions are already being prepared and constitutional complaints against Castle Lumps, as well as censorship against the head of the Mindef. In addition, Fray Vásquez Castillo is still in hiding and there is still no reliable information on his whereabouts.