I don’t remember seeing this at all pretty much every character concept arts I have are from GFactory or Simon Lindwall and I never got to see one with Richard Ekwensi (though I do know some GFactory concepts aren’t even on their website, and some of them are just randomly found)
However, this was from Travis on the official Discord server:
About that Lighter gun - it was part of the very first prototype for creating a ‘core hitman’ experience back in the day. Basically it was an homage to the replica gun swap in Curtains Down; you could ‘help’ out the target, who so happened to be Richard Ekwensi (later a Bangkok Elusive) with getting his replica gun lighter to work - but if you’d swapped it with a real gun, he’d shoot himself in the head.
I’m sure that on the Ekwensi live stream back in the day we mentioned that he was the original target, meaning the first one properly used in internal playtests.