Phil Middlemiss. Photo credit: the sun
Ghana has reportedly declared former coronation Street actor, Phil Middlemiss wanted over an alleged £5 million Airbus scandal.
The scandal reportedly involved some Ghanaian Government officials, with former President John Mahama, fingered in the deal.
Report says Middlemiss is wanted for questioning by police in Ghana.
The former actor, who played womanising bookie Des Barnes for eight years in the 1990s, was named by investigators in Ghana, reports The Sun.
The 56-year-old accordingly moved to Africa after leaving the ITV soap to make a film.
However, reports say he 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 vice-president of the country.
Ghanaian named Samuel Mahama is believed to be the said best friend of Middlemiss.
Some three Airbus C-295 Military planes worth £50 million were sold to Ghana at the time Mr. Mahama was Veep under the late Professor Mills.
Mr Mahama is said to be linked to network of corrupt deals.
In the 90s, Philip starred alongside Sarah Lancashire who played Raquel Watts in the ITV soap
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, according to report.
Two other Britons and a UK/Ghanaian citizen Samuel Mahama believes to be a brother of John Mahama are wanted for questioning.
In January 2020, Airbus agreed to pay a £3billion fine after the UK, US and French authorities launched a joint investigation into the use of middlemen to sell planes.
By Melvin Tarlue