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Philip Addison under investigation for ‘defrauding’ gaming company

Philip Addison, a leading lawyer for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) is under investigation 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 marveled 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 abetting 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.”

The two directors said their complaint of the two-time failed Klottey Korley parliamentary aspirant is that “he presented to the bank the false board resolution, which he signed claiming falsely that it had bee passed at a directors meeting, and fraudulently misrepresenting that he had been appointed by the company on that day.

“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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