Frank Davies counsel for one of 12 persons being tried for allegedly assisting convicted Nayele Ametefeh to export 12kilos of cocaine to the UK has rejected Nayele’s explanation for refusing to disclose her accomplices.
Nayele who was jailed eight years, eight months in London today did not disclose the identities of high profile persons in government dating back to 2004 that she referred to as companions to protect her family back in Ghana.
But Mr. Davies told Evans Mensah on Joy FM’s Top Story that her reason was not tenable, describing it as “blind odd tricks”.
He demanded that state prosecution investigating his client, Abiel Ashittey Armah a deputy director at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, should follow up in the UK and get the names of the influential persons behind her trade because the case has tainted the image of Ghana.
Mr. Armah is said to have received a request from one Alhaji Mohammed Dawood leading to Nayale Ametefeh being granted access to the VVIP lounge of the Kotoka International Airport.
But Frank Davies is convinced his client and others “are being held for a crime they have not committed” because Nayele never mentioned the names of persons undergoing trial in Ghana as her accomplices.
According to Mr. Davies, his client has been “caught in a web of rather irritating circumstances” because Nayele “can’t go and bandy around and mention names of people who one way or the other might have assisted her, and other people here in Ghana would be held culpable for offences they have not committed”.
In his view, since Nayele has pleaded guilty and has been jailed for her action, “that is the end of the matter” and should not affect his client.
Abiel Ashittey Armah will appear in court tomorrow and Mr. Davies is rolling up his sleeves to capitalize on today’s proceedings in London.
“Tomorrow would be an interesting day in court,” a geared up Frank Davies insisted. Story by Ghana | Myjoyonline.com| Isaac Essel | [email protected] | twitter @isaacessel
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