Brazil: Authorities seize 16 million dollars cash from Equatorial Guinea’s Vice President’s entourage

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A delegation led by the Vice President of Equatorial Guinea, Theodorin Nguema Obiang, son of the country’s long time president has had 16 million dollars worth of cash and luxury watches confiscated at an airport in São Paulo, Brazil.

In October 2017, Mr. Obiang was sentenced to a three year suspended sentence in France on charges of money laundering.

The entourage was apprehended this today and searched when the discovery was made.

Mr. Obiang is noted for his lavish lifestyle, owning several customs made luxury and exotic cars and properties abroad.

He has come under fire on several occasions for his affluent lifestyle, while majority of the folks in his country wallow in abject poverty.

The Equatorial Guinea embassy in Brazil has not responded to the matter yet.



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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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