September 22, 2022 at 2:39 pm
These unusual statements by Pedro Lussaty, who said he still did not understand why he was the main face of this process, were made during a confrontation with Colonel Manuel Correia, former commander of the UGP in Kuando-Kubango, who recently stated in court that he monthly bags of money, illegally, to the major “millionaire”.
In confrontation, last week, Pedro Lussaty denied knowing the other defendant, Colonel Manuel Correia and 98 percent of the other co-defendants involved in the process.
To the judges, the major of the Music Band of the Casa de Segurança da PR, said that he owned many millions of kwanzas, euros and dollars, which caused the envy of the other senior officers of the Security House of the President of the Republic.
According to the major “millionaire”, at home alone he had close to seven billion kwanzas in new notes from the 2021 series, 70 million dollars and eight million euros.
In court, during his interrogation, the former UGP commander in Kuando-Kubango, Colonel Manuel Correia, said that he delivered monthly, by hand, more than 22 million kz in suitcases to Pedro Lussaty providing the payment of battalion salaries ” ghost” that the defendants create in Kuando Kubango.
In response to the colonel and the court, Pedro Lussaty said that all the defendants in the process and even some generals and ministers do not have more money than he does.
“These people who are here with me in court, even generals or ministers, don’t have money like I do. I’ve always had more money than many generals and ministers as a result of my work as an international consultant, I don’t need that measly 22 million kz “, said Pedro Lussaty, reiterating “these people don’t have money”.
In turn, Colonel Manuel Correia, recognizing that his inferior has money, said: “You may even have a lot of money, but you are very courageous”.
The former commander of the UGP in Kuando Kubango, said that Pedro Lussaty had approached him at the Security House of PR and showed a paper supposedly signed by General Hélder Vieira Dias Júnior “Kopelipa”, then Minister of State and head of the Security House of the PR, who would have to deliver, monthly, 22 million kwanzas to the major, by hand.
“Tell the truth Lussaty to get rid of all this. The fact that you, Pedro Lussaty, have a lot of money, that doesn’t mean anything”, the colonel vented in court.
Pedro Lussaty in response said, “the colonel is part of a tendency that exists to distort the truth. It is better to recant”.
In court, Pedro Lussaty said that he is worried about seeing his name vandalized with the purpose of putting him down in front of his hierarchical superiors, the generals “Kopelipa”, Dino and Eusébio de Brito and others, and sought to know why the process has the name Pedro Lussaty and 48 defendants, which was not answered.
The trial of the well-known “Luassaty case has been going on for two months at the Talatona Convention Center, after having already been suspended for 30 days.