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Cabinda Secretary of Industry arrested on suspicion of embezzlement

Geraldo Ndubo Paulo, Secretary of Industry, Natural Resources and Petroleum in Cabinda, was arrested last Friday on suspicion of the crime of embezzlement. The ruler was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Service (SIC) following a warrant issued by the Attorney General's Office (PGR).


At issue is the alleged embezzlement of money from the public fund, valued at about 220 million dollars, which was earmarked for the construction of the trade fair in Cabinda. The misappropriation of the funds will have occurred between 2009 and 2014, revealed Chala Gime, director of the Institutional Communication and Press Office of the Provincial Delegation of the Ministry of Interior, quoted by Jornal de Angola.

The suspect was arrested on Friday, having spent the night in the SIC premises. The next day he was taken to the Civil Prison in Cabinda, where he will await the opening of the proceedings.

This is the third controversial case involving public officials in crimes of this kind. Filipe Barros, director of the Provincial Water Company of Cabinda (EPAC), and seven other members of the board of EPAC were arrested in 2017 after being accused of embezzling money from the company. However, for lack of evidence they were acquitted.

The second one concerned André Ndimba Tati, at the time administrator of Belize, who was eventually sentenced to eight years in prison for mismanagement of public money.

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