A Portuguese banker targeted in an investigation of Angolan former first daughter Isabel dos Santos has been found dead in his Lisbon home after apparently committing suicide, police said on Thursday.
The body of Nuno Ribeiro da Cunha “was found last evening and all indications point to a suicide”, a Portuguese police spokesman told AFP.
Da Cunha was cited in the “Luanda Leaks” documents that revealed allegations dos Santos had siphoned millions from Angolan state companies into offshore assets during her father’s long rule.
The Portuguese banker worked for Eurobic bank in which Isabel dos Santos is the main shareholder. According to Portuguese media reports, da Cunha was the head of private banking at Eurobic and the account manager of Isabel dos Santos.
Dos Santos, the daughter of former Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos dubbed “the princess”, has been formally charged in Angola with embezzlement and money laundering among other financial crimes.