NACOB probing ownership of Nayele’s property



The Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) has told an Accra High Court that it is still investigating claims by Madam Akua Adubofou’s mother of convicted drug courier, Nayele Ametefe, that some assets earmarked for confiscation do not belong to her daughter.

Nayele Ametefe’s mother initiated moves to prevent the state from confiscating one of the convicted drug courier’s property at East Legon in Accra.

According to her, the said property belonged to her and not her daughter (Nayele).

Her move followed a High Court order a fortnight ago for the confiscation of property of Nayele Ametefe, also known Ruby Adu-Gyamfi, who is currently serving eight-years, eight months jail sentence in the United Kingdom.

The assets that the Accra High Court asked the state to confiscate included the Night Angels Enterprise on the Dzorwulu Motorway extension in Accra, six different bank accounts of the convict with the Fidelity Bank and the East Legon house.

The 33-year-old Ghanaian/Austrian, who pleaded guilty to carrying 12 kilos of cocaine to the United Kingdom was sentenced on her own plea by the Isleworth Crown Court in London in January, 2015.

The sentence was discounted because of her early guilty plea .

Prosecutors said the cocaine carried by Nayele had a purity of 78 per cent and a street value of 1.872 million Pounds.

The prosecutors told the court Nayele had $23,000 and an additional 6,000 Pounds in her handbag when she was arrested. The money was payment for her courier services.

According to the prosecutors, Nayele Ametefe was carting the cocaine to South America.

Her travel itinerary, the court was told indicated that she was leaving the United Kingdom two days after her arrival, for the Dominican Republic.

The 12 kilogrammes of cocaine was, therefore, not meant to be consumed in the UK.

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