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Lebanese oil-trader Ely Calil
Widely named in the media as the alleged main financial backer of the plot against President
Teodoro Obiang Nguema. Denies involvement.
A London-based oil tycoon of Lebanese origin, Calil reportedly introduced
Simon Mann to Equatorial Guinean opposition leader
Severo Moto, asking him to accompany Moto back to Malabo during a planned coup attempt.
Also reported to be presenting evidence for the first time is Ely Calil, who controlled a company that DN reported was involved in Yara's payments to the son of high-ranking Indian bureaucrat Jivtesh Singh Maini.
Ely Calil, whose father, George, founded an oil empire in Nigeria, is one of the richest men in Britain. Carlos Ghosn, who is French-Lebanese-Brazilian, is the chief executive of French carmaker Renault and Japanese carmaker Nissan.
Also implicated are Lord Archer and Ely Calil, (a British Lebanese oil merchant). Recently, Mann has been involved in mercenary activities in Nigeria where he is assisting the Nigerian government in fighting Boko Haram.