A 56-year-old Ghanaian fake lawyer, Karen Guye has been busted, a statement by the Ghana Bar Association (GBA), signed by JL Lawson, Executive Secretary, has stated.
The so-called lawyer until her fictitious activities were uncovered had succeeded in walking in high corridors; pretending to be a lawyer for many high profile clients.
The release by the GBA intercepted by this writer on a headline ‘Due Diligence On Karen Guye’ stated “… We acknowledge your letter of enquiry of september 8,2020 in respect of the above. “We advice that Karen Guye does not exist in the roll of lawyers called to the Ghana Bar.”
She also succeeded in acquiring a fake certificate from the General Legal Council of Ghana in September 23, 2016, which stated ” …Karen Guye has satisfied the Council that she has attained the necessary standards of proficiency in the law that has obtained adequate practical experience in the law.”
Until her nefarious activities was uncovered, she represented Mohamed Ould Ibrahim, also referred to as Omar, an alleged rapist and hardened criminal, believed to be hiding in Mali.
Indications are that she has strong links at the seat of government, Jubilee House, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) headquarters, the Castle, the Interior Ministry, among other high places where she is widely known as a legal practitioner.
Few weeks ago, it emerged that her client; Omar controversially kidnapped her (Karen Guye) in his hiding place in Mali.
The fake lawyer is the daughter-in-law of the late Awuni Angwubutoge former Deputy Commissioner of Police, Eastern Region.