Legal Counsel to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Kow Essuman, has rejected claims that the President knows a self-described “Financial Architect” Alistair Mathias captured in a recent documentary by Aljazeera.
In a four-part investigative documentary series, Aljazeera unearthed incriminating evidence of money-laundering and gold-smuggling rings in Zimbabwe, with Ghana as a participant.
Alistair Mathias, a self-described “Financial Architect” with experience arranging such syndicates, was hired by undercover journalists posing as Chinese gangsters.
Mathias disclosed that he had carried out similar scams in Ghana and asserted that he was good friends with the president of the country, who he also claimed had once served as his lawyer.
However, reacting to this comment in a Twitter post, the Legal Counsel to President Akufo-Addo described Mathias’ allegation as spurious and called on Ghanaians to ignore it.
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has denied any recollection of acting as a lawyer for Mathias or his company, while Mathias himself has denied ever being awarded any tender by the Ghanaian government or entering into any government contracts in any African country.