Rikki Doolan | Pastor, Gospel Musician, Al Jazeera Gold Mafia, Relationship With Uebert Angel
Rikki Doolan is a businessman, preacher and gospel singer based in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom. He is best known as the personal assistant to Prophet Uebert Angel and also serves as Angel’s deputy at his Good News Church.
Pastor Rikki Doolan also gained notoriety for his role in Al Jazeera’s 2023 documentary “Gold Mafia”. Doolan was recorded on film repeatedly telling Al Jazeera’s undercover reporters that he and Angel would be able to arrange a meeting with President Mnangagwa in exchange for a “facilitation” fee, which was originally pegged at US$200,000.
During the meetings, Doolan said money laundering would not be a challenge “as long as you grease the wheels.
Early Life and Education
There is no publicly available information on Doolan’s early life, upbringing and education.
Doolan is a pastor at Spirit Embassy and serves as the Personal Assistant to Prophet Uebert Angel. He is also a gospel singer.
In October 2016, Doolan received death threats after posting a photo on social media holding a rifle over the body of an Eland he killed.
In May 2020, Doolan and his wife Nichola were sent by Angel to buy a white Mercedes Benz C class sedan. Doolan believed that the vehicle was for Angel’s company; however, when they arrived at Angel’s 14-acre mansion in Lincoln, they were told that the car was theirs.
Al Jazeera Gold Mafia Documentary
In March 2023, an Al Jazeera documentary called Gold Mafia alleged that Uebert Angel offered to use his status as an influential Zimbabwean diplomat to launder millions of dollars through a gold-smuggling scheme. Doolan is said to have been involved in the scheme, suggesting a laundering scheme that involved the undercover Al Jazeera reporters (who they believed to be Chinese criminals) sending over a billion dollars of illicit cash to Zimbabwe through Angel. The money would then be used to purchase Zimbabwean gold, which Doolan said could be transported to Dubai and sold for legitimate money. Doolan also offered to set up a face-to-face meeting with President Emmerson Mnangagwa on the sidelines of the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow in 2021. The gang also offered to help launder money by building properties near the tourist town of Victoria Falls.
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Rikki Doolan’s Response To Al Jazeera Gold Mafia Documentary
Doolan, who is a pastor in Angel’s Good News Church, has dismissed the Al Jazeera documentary as edited to portray a false narrative. He denied being a gold dealer and that he or Angel would be able to arrange a meeting with President Mnangagwa for a fee.
“The documentary circulating right now is brutally edited to portray a false narrative. I’m not a gold dealer, and I never have been, so what they are pushing is a false narrative.”
Doolan also added,
“I am a proud British man. I am also a businessman and as a businessman I represent my interests. I am a British businessman and I don’t apologize for being that.”
Doolan lives in Middlesbrough with his wife, Nichola, who is also the niece of Prophet Uebert Angel.