Philip Addison, a leading lawyer for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) is under investigations by the Criminal Investigative Department for his role in defrauding a gaming company.
In a letter signed by the first directors of Merlin Gaming Ghana Limited, Eric Gbeho and Peter Nkegbe on Monday, they told the police that the renowned lawyer was involved in a conspiracy to defraud them.
Mr Addison who marvelled the country during the 2012 election petition is accused by the two for “his false impersonation as a company officer and for the aiding and a betting role that he played in assisting his client, one Frank Techie-Menson in committing various acts of forgery with the intent to defraud the company.”
Narrating the sequence of events, Mr Gbeho said on December 18, last year, he lodged a complaint with the CID against Mr Techie-Menson “for fraud and forgery of our company and public documents.”
The complaints have also accused Mr Addison’s client of “committing a fraud on the company and its bankers (Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited, Airport City branch) when he presented to them a false document purporting to be a resolution the directors at the company passed at a directors meeting.”
“In truth and in fact, no board meeting was ever called, convened or held by the directors of the company on that day, December 19, 2018.”
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