September 21, 2022 at 11:38 am
Among the detainees are Elton Jhon da Silva Leitão Ribeiro, 35, the head, also known as Elton, senior officer of the National Police (PN), holding the police degree of chief superintendent, placed in the Ministry of the Interior, where he exercises the functions of head of the office of the director of human resources, “of the 42 thousand US dollars that benefited, he was found to be in possession of 22 700 thousand US dollars”.
Carlos Teodoro Lopes Moreira, 52, captain of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) placed in the Grafanil Military Command, is also detained, in possession of 1,400, of the 10,000 dollars he benefited.
And “Tomás António Manassas, 40, also known as Kembo, 3rd deputy head of the Civil Protection and Fire Service (SPFC), placed in the Infrastructure and Equipment Directorate, detained in possession of three thousand dollars of the five thousand dollars that it fit him”.
In addition, “3,900 US dollars were recovered in the possession of the commander of the squadron of the Operário neighborhood, Intendente Bemvindo Lutanádio Nanga”.
The arrests of the defendants were confirmed by the director of the institutional communication and press department of SIC-Luanda, chief superintendent Fernando de Carvalho, who added that the group was composed of 12 elements, although other elements are in part uncertain.
“Following the investigation of the crime of qualified robbery of 154 thousand US dollars that took place on the 7th of this month at around 11:00 am, in the urban district of Sambizanga, in which the citizen Abdi Mohamud Ahmed, 41, a merchant, was injured of Somali nationality”, the official informed, stressing that SIC-Luanda designed and launched a set of investigative actions and measures that culminated in the arrest of the officers and the third deputy chief.
“During the interrogations, they confessed to the crime, claiming that the group was composed of 12 individuals, with others involved on the run… complementary steps are being taken to materialize their arrests”, he described.
Fernando de Carvalho said that, during the investigation, it was found that four of those involved were wearing blue vests that are presumed to be from SIC.
“In the course of the investigation, it was found that the first identified, Elton, was the one who requested the office of his friend Francisco, to hold the alleged meeting, involving the other partners, at the time when the alleged individuals from SIC broke into the office in a act of simulation to make the victim believe that it was a legal operation, handcuff the victim and the latter was left along the route they were making on board the victim’s vehicle, in Bairro Sambizanga”, he explained.