Angola: Police Present 12 Involved in Slaying of Four Chinese

Luanda – Twelve people suspect of involvement in the slaying of four Chinese citizens in Luanda were presented by the National Police on Monday here.

According to the police, the crime occurred when a man identified as Nataniel MinguA�s (30), considered the mastermind, lured into a trap the four Chinese citizens whom he promised to sell a 2,4-acre plot of land in the locality of Benfica at Akz 120 million (1.00 Usd is Akz 160.00).

Nataniel MinguA�s claimed the plot of land belonged to his father and explained that in fact there was no plot of land whatsoever, but the Chinese had paid Akz 37 million, corresponding to 10 percent of the total amount agreed upon.

According to Nataniel MinguA�s, the parties had agreed the land to be delivered in 10 days time to the Chinese who, he said, were putting too much pressure to have the land.

As a result, Nataniel added, he brought in an accomplice who acted as his father, owner of the plot, whom he had paid Akz 300,000. This accomplice suggested that the four Chinese should be murdered.

In order to carry out the crime, MinguA�s sought the help of another seven elements linked to the Angola Armed Forces commandoes unit who executed the Chinese, using logs and iron bars, before dumping them into an empty water tank nearby and setting them ablaze.

Source: All Affrica