John Mahama gaining international recognition for being corrupt
John Mahama gaining international recognition for being corrupt: Several international media networks are publishing stories of Ghana’s former President John Dramani Mahama for his involvement in the trending Airbus bribery scandal.
The Sun, one of the top media publishers in the United Kingdom has released an article linking John Mahama to a popular movie actor Phil Middlemiss.
According to the release, Middlemiss, 56, moved to Ghana after leaving Coronation Street ITV soap to make a film but ran out of funding before it was finished.
He then worked as a “travel consultant” and said in one interview his best friend’s brother was Ghana’s vice-president.
But he is being sought for questioning over the £50 million sales of three Airbus C-295 military planes to Ghana.
Former Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama is accused of having links to a corrupt network that received kickbacks during the contract process.
Ghana’s special prosecutor Martin Amidu launched a formal investigation in February 2020 and he announced he had summoned four people and released their passport details online.
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They include Middlemiss, who lives in a smart £400,000 detached property in Greater Manchester despite him being declared bankrupt in 2012 over unpaid taxes.
Two other Britons and a UK/Ghanaian citizen are wanted for questioning.
In January, Airbus agreed to pay a £3billion fine after the UK, the US and French authorities launched a joint investigation into the use of middlemen to sell planes.
In March, Mr. Amidu revealed Middlemiss — whose Street co-stars included Raquel Watts actress Sarah Lancashire — was suspected of working as a project manager for Airbus.
The Office of the Special Prosecutor issued a public notice saying the four “are hereby invited to assist the on-going investigation of bribery and corruption” totaling more than 5million euros.
The investigation also includes “collaborating with Ghanaian public officers to use their public office for private profit or benefit in the purchase of three C-295 aircraft by the Government of Ghana from Airbus”.
–: The SUN