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CON-NATION STREET: Classic Corrie Star WANTED By African Cops In ‘£5m Fraud Scheme’

FORMER Soap star Phil Middlemiss is wanted for questioning by African authorities over an alleged £5million air bribery scandal.

The Sun exclusively revealed that Middlemiss, 56 was working as a “travel consultant” in Ghana telling people his best friend’s brother was vice-president of the country.

The former Corrie star who played dirty bookie Des Barnes on the hit soap in the 1990s moved there after leaving the Granada stalwart.

 Coronation Street's Des Barnes actor Phil Middlemiss is wanted by cops in Africa over an alleged £5m air bribery scandal

The Sun said he was making a film but ran out of funding before it was finished.

Phil is alleged to have been involved in a £50million sale of three Airbus C-295 military planes to the West African state.

Former Ghana president John Dramani Mahama is accused of having links to a corrupt network which received kickbacks during the contract process.

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The Office of the Special Prosecutor issued a public notice saying the four “are hereby invited to assist the on-going investigation of bribery and corruption” totalling more than 5million euros.

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”.

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