September 19, 2022 at 11:18 am
For this week, the 3rd criminal section of the Luanda District Court notified nine of the more than 200 deponents to be heard by the judges and the defense of the defendants.
Among the deponents are the names of former heads of the Presidential Guard Unit (UGP), Alfredo Tyaunda and José João “Maua”, former commanders of the UGP, Luís Simão Ernesto, former financial officer of the Security House, and known as the “baron”. from the network of officers, the USP Chief of Staff, Colonel Santos Manuel Nobre, and General Francisco Lombá Dias dos Santos, then Secretary for Interior Affairs and National Police at the Casa Militar.
Among the more than 200 deponents were Generals Hélder Vieira Dias “Kopelipa”, Sequeira João Lourenço (brother of the President of the Republic), Eusébio de Brito Teixeira, João Chindande and Inocêncio Yoba.
He learned from a court source that Generals Hélder Vieira Dias Júnior “Kopelipa” and Sequeira João Lourenço will be heard in court in the coming days as deponents.
The source did not specify the exact day, but he knows that the court has already notified them so that these former officials of the Security House of the President of the Republic can be heard in court.
The names of Generals Hélder Vieira Dias Júnior “Kopelipa” and Sequeira João Lourenço have been mentioned several times by the defendants at trial as being the principals of the Presidency’s Security House and as having knowledge of the practices in the UGP and in the Security House .
Last week, the court ended its interrogation of the defendants involved in the case, whose central figure is Major “miliary” Pedro Lussaty.
Last Friday, the court heard a confrontation with Colonel Manuel Correia, former commander of the Presidential Guard Unit, linked to the road transport battalion of the Presidency Security House in Kuando Kubango, who said in court that he had delivered several suitcases. of money to Major Pedro Lussaty. Accusation that the major “millionaire” refuted, saying he didn’t know the colonel.
The defendants are accused of crimes of embezzlement, criminal association, undue receipt of advantages, economic participation in business and abuse of power, as well as fraud in the transport or transfer of currency abroad, illegal currency trade, forgery of documents , money laundering and false identity.