Nayele Ametefe, the Ghanaian woman who
was arrested at Heathrow Airport with 12.5kg
of cocaine has been handed an eight-year jail
term by a London court in the United Kingdom
Nayele was represented by a new lawyer,
James Kobby but did not change her “guilty”
She will serve a total of 8 years, eight months
She admitted in her first appearance via video
link that she is guilty of the charges leveled
against her; carrying cocaine into the UK.
Nayale reportedly had in her possession, $
23,000 when she was arrested but the court is
expected to set a new date to rule on the
exact amount of money she had on her.
The cocaine saga
November 16, 2014: News broke of Nayele
Ametefeh arrest at London’s Heathrow airport
in November for cocaine possession.
November 17, 2014: Government denies claim
that Nayele was carrying a diplomatic
passport when she was arrested.
November 17, 2014: Managing Director of Citi
FM, who broke the story, Samuel Attah-
Mensah, invited for questioning by BNI.
November 22, 2014: President John Mahama
dissolves the governing board of the Narcotics
Control Board (NACOB).
November 23, 2014: Nine people arrested in
connection with cocaine bust.
November 24, 2015: Director at Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, Abiel Ashitey Armah, arrested.
November 25, 2014: Minister of Foreign Affairs
and Regional Integration, Hannah Tetteh
reveals that Nayele thought she was carrying
gold in her hand luggage rather than cocaine.
November 27, 2014: Nayele pleads guilty to
all the charges leveled against her in a court
November 30, 2014: Two female accomplices
of Nayele were remanded in police custody by
the Accra Circuit Court for allegedly conspiring
with the suspect.
December 2, 2014: Alhaji Mohammed Alamid
Dawood, was arrested for allegedly aiding
Nayele Ametefe and her two friends to use the
VIP lounge of the Kotoka International Airport
(KIA) in Accra, to transport cocaine.
December 8, 2014: A Ghanaian Times
Reporter, Edem Mensah was physically
assaulted by family members and friends of
Nayele’s accomplices in court.
By: Nana Boakye-Yiadom/citifmonline.com/