EuroBic account manager found dead

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The man who managed the accounts of Angolan tycoon Isabel dos Santos has been found dead at his home.

Nuno Ribeiro da Cunha, director of EuroBic’s department of private banking, is the man who authorised the transfer of millions of US dollars from a Sonangol account to a company owned by Isabel dos Santos, was found dead on Thursday night according to a PSP police source reported in Diário de Notícias.
Portugal’s Judicial Police (PJ) has already opened an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of the EuroBic director.
The National General Director of the PJ, Luís Neves said on the sidelines of a conference that “there are no suspicions of third parties being involved”.
When quizzed by journalists if the PJ were chasing another line of enquiry other than suicide, Luís Neves replied that the data that the PJ had obtained, not just from relatives that night, but also to do with another previous situation, showed that there were no suspicious circumstances in the death.
According to a note from the PSP’s Lisbon Metropolitan Command “At 21:30 on 22 January the PSP learnt of the discovery of a body at Rua Padre António de Andrade – Restelo, in Lisbon.”
The message adds: “After a call for medical help on site, PSP police officers discovered Nuno Ribeiro da Cunha, 45, who had allegedly committed suicide in the garage by hanging. The medical services had tried to resuscitate the man.”
Nuno Ribeiro da Cunha, Director of EuroBic’ s private banking department had been allegedly involved in the carrying out of the transfers according to the Luanda Leaks investigation by the ICIJ consortium of international journalists. Before he took his own life, he had declined to answer the journalists’ questions.
Nos shares on the stock market have lost 5% because of the bad publicity surrounding its indirect links with Luanda Leaks.