Cocaine Empress Nayele Ametepe pleads guilty; case adjourned to Jan 5

Nayele Ametefe, the Ghanaian lady at the center of the latest cocaine bust, has pleaded guilty before the Isleworth Crown Court in the UK that sat over the matter today.

Ametefe in her plea noted that she is ready to face jail sentence for the offense. She testified via video conference and was looking calm.

The case has been adjourned to January 5, 2015.

Ametefe was arrested at the Heathrow Airport in the UK with 12.5 Kilograms of cocaine.

Meanwhile, 12 people have also been arrested in Ghana in connection with the case. They include the two ladies who were traveling with Ametefeh but absconded when she was arrested – Nana Akua Amponsah and Sadalia Sandra.

Three public officials have also been charged with abetment of crime; exportation of narcotic drugs, contrary to sections 56 (c) and 1 (1) of the Narcotic Drugs (Control, Enforcement and Sanctions) Act, 1990 (PNDC law 236). They are a Deputy Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abiel Ashitey Armah, Theophilus Kissi of the Research Department attached to the VVIP Lounge at the Kotoka International Airport and Abubakar Ahmed, a civil servant. They have been remanded in prison custody and will reappear in court on December 11.


Nayele Ametefe

Nayele Ametefe

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