Global manhunt on for Citra crime partners Shadik Wahono, Nadiya Stamboel
Interpol has issued a red notice for Indonesians Shadik Wahono and Nadiya Stamboel, who are facing qualified theft charges in the Philippines for running away with P50 million from San Miguel Corporation’s infrastructure unit, Citra Metro Manila Tollways Corp. (CMMT).
Wahono, a businessman, and Stamboel, have been missing since operatives from the National Bureau of Investigation served arrest warrants at their known addresses in the Philippines in July.
The Interpol notice says Wahono and Stamboel are likely to visit Indonesia. The alert describes both Indonesian fugitives as having brown eyes and black hair.
A red notice authorizes the Interpol to alert all 190 member countries that a particular person is wanted based on an arrest warrant issued by a country or an international tribunal.
While member countries have the discretion on what action to take about a red notice, many of them consider it a request for provisional arrest, especially if the country which made the request has a bilateral extradition agreement with them.
Wahono is the president of Citra Metro Manila Tollways Corp. (CMMT), a joint venture between the San Miguel Group of bilyonaryo Ramon Ang and the Citra Group of the Suharto family from Indonesia, which built and operates the Skyway and South Luzon Expressway.
Wahono previously sold P50 million worth of shares of his PT Citra Lamtoro Gung Persad (CLGP) in Citra Central Expressway Corp. to Ang’s San Miguel Group.
But court records show that Wahono used CMMTC’s funds to bankroll CLPG’s stake in CECC. In his defense, Wahono admitted that he did use CMMTC money but this was a loan approved by the board.
Simply put, SMC was duped into buying shares from Wahono that San Miguel already owned.
Should an Interpol member country locate and arrest Wahono and Stamboel, they will be extradited to the Philippines so they could face trial before a regional trial court in Marikina City.