Dubai police dismiss “criminal act” in the death of Sindika Dokolo

Dubai police dismiss “criminal act” in the death of Sindika Dokolo
Dubai police dismiss “criminal act” in the death of Sindika Dokolo

Sindicate Dokolo died on Friday in a diving accident in .

“We do not suspect any criminal act in the death of the businessman Syndicate Dokolo, 48, who drowned while snorkeling in the north of Deira“, the emirate police announced in a statement.

The authorities received on 29 October, “an emergency call” and sea rescue teams were “immediately dispatched”, said the division general Khaled Ibrahim al-Mansuri, deputy investigation commander.

Syndicate Dokolo practiced a form of diving, locally known ashivari‘, which does not use breathing equipment and relies on the exclusive use of the air in the lungs.

The statements by friends of the businessman and the medico-legal report allowed “to conclude that there is no suspicion of a crime in this death,” said the general.

Syndicate Dokolo was born in 1972 in former Zaire, current Democratic Republic of Congo (DRCongo), son of the banker Augustin Dokolo Sanu, and his second wife, the Danish Hanne Taabbel.

Critic of the nearly 20 years of President Joseph’s regime Kabila on DRC, Syndicate Dokolo spent about five years in exile, due to the lawsuits brought against him in Kinshasa, returning to the country in May 2019, months after opponent Félix’s presidential victory Tshisekedi, in December of 2018.

Syndicate Dokolo he was married since 2002 to Isabel dos Santos, of whom he had four children.

The couple is suspected of having harmed the Angolan state in millions of dollars and was targeted in December 2019 forfeiture of assets and holdings in companies, as determined by the Luanda Provincial Court.

Syndicate Dokolo and Isabel dos Santos deny the charges.

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