The investigations by the Ragusa prosecutor’s office into the disappearance of Daouda Diane, the 37-year-old Ivorian worker and cultural mediator, who disappeared into thin air on 2 July from Acate continue. The prosecutors, coordinated by the prosecutor Fabio D’Anna are investigating for concealment of a corpse and murder and there are the first entries in the register of suspects.
An investigation also made difficult by the delays in the missing person report, presented only after 8 days. Before disappearing, the Ivorian had published a video in which he denounced the situation of illegal hiring and lack of security in the company where he worked, Sgv Calcestruzzi, a well-known cement factory in Acate. In the last video sent to his brother, Daouda closed with the sentence: “Here we die”.
The investigators confirm that Carmelo Longo, father of the current director of the SGV Calcestruzzi company, has precedents for criminal association aimed at fraud and bid rigging. Furthermore, Carmelo Longo is the brother of Giovanni, arrested on 24 October 2019 in the plastic free operation that shed light on the Carbonaro-Dominante di Vittoria mafia clan and was conducted by the Ragusa Flying Squad, under delegation from the Catania Dda. The crimes of mafia association, multi-aggravated extortion, possession of weapons, illicit trafficking of waste were hypothesized.
The Longo brothers, Carmelo and Giovanni, are the sons of Salvatore Longo, who was killed on 14 November 1990 in Acate in a mafia-style ambush in which Massimo Leonardi, 18 years old at the time and his collaborator, was also injured. Longo was hit by bullets in the head from a car after a brief chase on the Acate – Caltagirone road. The same, just a year earlier, had escaped another ambush.
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