PJ investigates shooting at former São Tomense minister’s house in Portugal

The Judicial Police (PJ) is investigating a shooting against the house of former minister Osvaldo Abreu São-Tomense, in Queluz, Sintra, the night of December 31, according to a source linked to the process.
According to the same source, bullets were fired against the house, an apartment on the ninth floor, which broke the window of a room, about 21:00 on Saturday night.
Osvaldo Abreu, Minister of Public Works, Infrastructure, Natural Resources and Environment of the former government of Sao Tome and Principe, was at home with family to celebrate New Year’s Eve.
The man himself confirmed the case, reporting that the glass had been scattered throughout the room, and for several hours police officers were on the scene conducting investigations.
Osvaldo Abreu, according to the same source, reportedly told authorities he feared “that the incident has some connection with the massacre and murder of four citizens, which took place at the headquarters of the Armed Forces of São Tomé and Príncipe, and which then led to the arrest of political opponents.
The cooperation of the Portuguese police was requested by the São Tomense government, headed by Patrice Trovoada, of the Independent Democratic Action (ADI), which returned to power after winning the legislative elections on September 25 with an absolute majority.
Osvaldo Abreu was vice president and is currently a board member of the Movement for the Liberation of São Tomé and Príncipe/Social Democratic Party (MLSTP/PSD), and was part of the executive led by Jorge Bom Jesus, who has governed São Tomé and Príncipe since the October 2018 legislative elections in coalition with the PCD/UDD/MDFM bloc.