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'500 million case': prosecutor reveals that BNA hired a garbage collection company in London

Pascoal Joaquim, deputy attorney general of the Republic, revealed on Monday in court that the London-based company Resource Project Partneship - which has signed a contract with BNA to create a fund worth 30 billion euros (33 billion dollars) - has the function of "picking up rubbish, just like ELISAL in Luanda".


During the session, the attorney asked Álvaro Pereira, deputy director of the Legal Department of the National Bank of Angola (BNA), who is answering in court as a claimant, whether an investigation had been launched into the history of Resource Project Partneship - which entered into a contract with BNA through a consortium formed by Mais Financial Service Lda, with the aim of creating an investment fund worth 30 billion euros (33 billion euros).

In response to the solicitor, writes the newspaper Opaís, the declarant revealed that a search was made of the company's history, but almost nothing was found. In response to the deputy director of the BNA's Legal Office, the prosecutor revealed that the Public Prosecutor knew that the company in question is collecting waste in London.

As for the alleged participation of José Filomento de Sousa dos Santos "Zenu" in the transfer of the 500 million dollars to the English bank, Álvaro Pereira said that the defendant was present, together with Jorge Gaudens, at the first meeting between Mais Financial Service and BNA, stating that the latter intervened little, and that the meeting was led by Jorge Gaudens.

The absence of Valter Filipe, former governor of BNA, also stood out in the session. The defendant did not attend the session because he was supposed to be receiving medical assistance in one of the hospitals in the capital. Valter Filipe's defence was questioned about his client's absence, which revealed that the defendant felt ill at the last session and had to be taken to a hospital unit.


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