British newspapers are reporting that a popular British actor is being sought for questioning in Ghana in connection with the Airbus bribery scandal.
The Sun and The Daily Mail report that Philip Middlemiss, 55 is being sought after by the Ghana Police for his role in the £5 million Airbus bribery scandal.
The former actor is one of 4 persons currently being investigated after they were named by the aircraft manufacturer as having played various roles in the scandal.
According to the British Newspapers, Former Ghana president John Dramani Mahama is accused of having links to a corrupt network which received kickbacks during the contract process.
Ghana’s special prosecutor Martin Amidu launched a formal investigation in February and he announced he had summoned four people and released their passport details online. 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.
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”.
Former President Mahama has denied any wrongdoing in the matter.