Alistair Mathias denies knowing President Akufo-Addo
Before the conclusion of the Al Jazeera video, it stated that “Mr. Mathias denied ever knowing President Akufo-Addo or being awarded any tender by the Ghanaian government or entering into any government contracts in any African country.
“President Akufo-Addo of Ghana told us that he had no recollection of acting as a lawyer for Alistair Mathias or his company.”
Alistair Mathias, a Canadian national based in Dubai, is reported to have been helping people launder money all over the world, using a web of companies and refineries to ensure his operation is successful. His clients range from Russians to African politicians.
He is said to be the partner of Ewan Macmillan, another alleged mafia figure exposed in the Al Jazeera series.
During his meeting with Al Jazeera’s undercover reporters, Mathias said that aside from Ghana, he moves gold worth between $70million and $80million from Zimbabwe monthly. South Africa was also on his list.
According to Al Jazeera, “When asked for a formal comment about the findings of Al Jazeera’s investigation, Mathias denied that he designed mechanisms to launder money and said that he had not laundered money or traded illegal gold for Russian clients or anyone else. He told us he had never had any working relationship with Macmillan.”