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3 Charged over Nayele cocaine scandal


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The three suspects arrested in connection with the recent drug scandal involving one Nayele Ametefeh have been charged with abetment of crime.

The three, Abiel Ashitey Armah, Ahmed Abubakar and Kissi Theophilus who are currently in police custody have been dragged before the Circuit Court to answer charges relating “to the exportation of narcotic drugs, contrary to sections 56 (c) and 1(1) of the Narcotics Drugs(Control, enforcement and sanctions) Act 1990 (PNDCL236)”

They were said to have assisted Nayele to carry 12 kilogrammes of cocaine through the VVIP of the Kotoka International Airport prior to her arrest in the UK on November 9, 2014.

A copy of the charge sheet intercepted by Asempa FM and which is signed by Richard Gyambiby, Assistant State Attorney reported the 1st accused person, Abiel Ashitey Armah, as saying he was contacted by one Alhaji Daud to facilitate the passage of Nayele Ametefeh and two other ladies through the VVIP lounge at the airport.

Mr Armah is said to be a foreign service officer.

“He thus instructed the 2nd and 3rd accused persons, who also work at the airport to facilitate their passage and boarding of a British Airways aircraft. Preliminary investigations indicate that the 2nd and 3rd accused persons facilitated the passage of the three ladies by processing their passports and boarding documents. Additionally, the accused persons carried the luggage of the said ladies onto the aeroplane for departure to the United Kingdom,” the prosecution gave as facts of the case.

Nayele Ametefeh was later arrested at the Heathrow Airport in the UK with substances suspected to be cocaine.

Ghana’s Foreign Affairs Minister Hannah Tetteh said there is a top business man involved in the scandal but would not mention his name, at least for now. She however insisted the man has nothing to do with the First Family.

It is not too clear if the Alhaji Daud mentioned by the suspects arrested and charged in Ghana is the same top business man the minister is making reference to.

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