DRC: Justice is looking for a French businessman accused of rape

The Kinshasa prosecutor's office has issued two warrants against a French businessman operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo for "child rape" and "false writing" with a view to bringing him to trial, sources learned on Monday.

DRC: Justice is looking for a French businessman accused of rape

The Kinshasa prosecutor's office has issued two warrants against a French businessman operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo for "child rape" and "false writing" with a view to bringing him to trial, sources learned on Monday. courts and an NGO.

Businessman in Corsica then in Africa, at the head of several companies, Pascal Beveraggi, is the subject of a “warrant to bring” and a “wanted notice”.

The prosecutor's office at the Kinshasa/Gombe Court of Appeal, after investigating the accusation of "child rape", issued an arrest warrant so that the "accused" could be arrested and brought before a magistrate, given that he did not respond to two previous summonses.

The denunciation of rape to Congolese justice was made last March by the Congolese NGO "Committee of Human Rights Observers" for facts that allegedly took place between 2016 and 2019 on a young girl born in November 2002. .

“Please actively seek the named Pascal Beveraggi, prosecuted for the offenses of forgery in writing and use of forgery. In case of discovery, apprehend him and send him under good escort to the general prosecutor's office of Kinshasa / Gombe", wrote Bonheur Luntaka, head of this prosecutor's office.

The arrest warrant and the search notice have been authenticated by AFP.

In a letter addressed to Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi in January, Mr. Beveraggi indicated that he was the victim of “accusations as far-fetched as they are infamous” in the DRC where he made “the bitter observation of a total abandonment of the rule of law ".

Since 2019, Mr. Beveraggi and the ex-governor of Katanga Moïse Katumbi have been fighting over the ownership of a mining company MCK (Mining Company of Katanga) in Lubumbashi before Congolese and French courts.

The French businessman became famous in the DRC after taking over the management of Football club Lupopo in 2019, one of the popular sports formations in Lubumbashi (south-east) and the DRC.

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