In a memorandum, the Public Prosecutor’s Office (PGR) announced a criminal case “involving officials of the Angolan armed forces assigned to the Security Office of the President of the Republic, on suspicion of having committed crimes of embezzlement, currency withholding, and criminal association. Others”.
The statement added that as part of the measure, “large monetary values were seized with money, and stored in boxes and bags, in the range of millions, in US dollars, euros and kwanzaas, as well as homes and vehicles.”
The Novo Journal reported last week that Major Pedro Lussati, the head of finance for the Presidential Orchestra, was arrested when he was carrying two suitcases carrying $ 10 million (equivalent to 8.1 million euros) and 4 million euros, and wrote that the investigation “did not justify possession and claimed that it was” He sought to withdraw money from the country. “
I called Lusa, and a PGR source confirmed that was the case.
Also today, according to the Civic House of the Presidency of Angola, six officers of the Presidency were acquitted, including “Lieutenant-General Ernesto Guerra Pires, of the position of Adviser to the Minister of State and President of the Security Council of the President of the Republic, and Lieutenant-General Angelino Domingos Vieira, of the position of Secretary of Personnel and Cadres in the President’s Security House The Republic. “
In addition to these two, Lieutenant General Jose Manuel Felipe Fernandez, Secretary General of the Security House of the President of the Republic, and Lieutenant General João Francisco Cristóvão, Director of the Office of the Secretary of State and Head of Security. The president’s house was removed from office, according to a memo.
Lieutenant General Paulo María Bravo da Costa, who was Secretary of Logistics and Infrastructure at the Security House of the President of the Republic, and Brigadier General José Barroso Nicolau, former Assistant Principal of the General Secretariat for Intelligence and State Security Services in the President’s Security House was acquitted.