A Lebanese expatriate Antoine Charcool, hired by Ronchess Global Resources Plc, a major construction company,handling roafs projects in Kaduna is wanted for fraud of N3.4billion is may have escaped to Russia to avoid the long arm of the law.
EFCC sources say the Lebanese Mr Antoine Charccol until his escape from Nigeria was hired by the company Ronchess Global Resources, a major road construction company as Managing Director.
An audit of the company’s account, from December 2021 to January this year had reportedly implicated Mr Charccol in several shady dealings and embezzlement amounting to N3.4 billion.
But the Lebanese who already anticipated the outcome of the audit hurriedly tendered his resignation in the.last week of January and fled the country.
A letter from Xtreme Lawfirm attorneys to Ronchess Global Resources Plc, to the EFCC lamented that after the escape of Chaccour, his local accomplices who are also staff of the company namely Naji Saab, Abdulsalam Sule and obe Owoidihe Jumbo incharge of diesel purchase for the company’s plants had equally attempted to hurriedly resign and flee but were arrested.
The lawyers in the petition to the EFCC, alleged that Jumbo, Charccol’s accomliance had a balance of N30 million even when his monthly salary was just N100,000.
Its believed that runaway MD who is the kingpin changed most of the stolen funds into forex before making good his escape.
EFCC working with interpol, inside sources say, has determined that Mr Charccour is hiding in Russia with his loot believing that with the raging war in Ukraine and Russia’s frosty relations with the international community, he is beyond the reach of Interpol for now.
However the fugitive Lebanese, is said to be under the radar of Interpol and would be apprehended if he dared step out of Russia to any European Union country or any other country outside tbe Russian Territory.
A separate petition has equally been lodged with several clients of the company, informing them of the situation.
” Being a dubious alien on the run, he could try to scam clients and the general public and do anything to further disparage the company.