General News of Wednesday, 7 January 2015
An Accra Circuit Court has adjourned until January 21, the case involving Alhaji Dawood and six others accused of allegedly aiding Nayele Ametefe to transport the 12 kilograms of cocaine into the United Kingdom (UK).
The prosecutors prayed the court to give them more time to carry out further investigations.
The six persons were on December 23, 2014, granted bail to an amount of Ghc100, 000 with three sureties.
The accused persons are; Alhaji Mohammed Alamid Dawood, Nana Akua Amponsah and Sadalia Sandra Nuhu and three other officials of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).
Alhaji Dawood is said to have facilitated Nayele’s access through the VVIP lounge at the KIA while the two women are accused of traveling with Nayele, but absconded after she was arrested at the Heathrow Airport.
Meanwhile, Ruby Adu Gyamfi, alias Nayele Ametefe, has been sentenced to eight years, eight months imprisonment by a London court.
Her sentence includes community service, and it is expected that she will serve half of her sentence in jail.
Forensic analysis conducted on the cocaine showed a 79% purity with an estimated street value of about 1.8 million pounds.
Nayele admitted in her first appearance via video link that she is guilty of the charges leveled against her; carrying cocaine into the UK.