Angola probes claims of graft in the treasury
LUANDA: Angola will carry out a rare investigation into the illegal transfer of government funds abroad and will name any treasury and finance ministry officials who face charges as a result, a prosecutor said.
The attorney-general could press charges against those suspected of “illicit and fraudulent acts” after alleging on Monday that officials had been illegally exporting funds, said deputy chief prosecutor Domingos Baxe.
Details of the sums salted away would be made public, Baxe said. The probe should be completed in 45 days.
It is very rare for government officials to be prosecuted for corruption in Angola, which was ranked among the 18 most graft-ridden countries in the world in 2009. – Reuters