Banker implicated in the embezzlement against Africa’s richest woman, Isabel dos Santos found dead

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A banker implicated in the embezzlement and money-laundering case against Africa’s richest woman, Isabel dos Santos, has been found dead in Lisbon.

Nuno Ribeiro da Cunha, 45, managed the account of oil firm Sonangol, formerly chaired by Ms Dos Santos, at the small Portuguese lender EuroBic.

His death, on Wednesday, was reported yesterday soon after Angolan prosecutors named both as suspects.

Ms Dos Santos denies alleged corruption revealed by leaked documents.

Mr Da Cunha was found dead at one of his properties in Lisbon. A police source told Portuguese media that “everything points to suicide”.

Local media quoted police as saying Mr Da Cunha had already attempted to kill himself this month and had been suffering from depression.