General News of Wednesday, 7 January 2015
Nayele Ametefe, the lady convicted for drug trafficking, has revealed she has been protected by people in authority since 2004, however, she failed to disclose if those high people were politicians or not.
Ametefe, also known as Ruby Appiah, made the revelations in the Isleworth Crown Court, London, where she was jailed eight years and eight months on Tuesday for trafficking 12kg of cocaine to London.
According to her, she was introduced into the drug smuggling business by a businesswoman in Ghana after her struggles to keep up with the affluent lifestyle she enjoyed while married to her ex-husband, who was a very wealthy spare parts dealer.
The 32-year-old mother of three has, however, failed to name her accomplices for fear that her children might be harmed in Ghana.
Ametefe, whose final destination was the Dominican Republic, in the Caribbean, said she stopped over in London to shop and have a medical checkup.
She was arrested with $23, 000 which was her full payment for her courier services and 6,000 Pounds as her bonus.
Ametefe would be considered for parole after serving five years and nine months of her eight years and eight months sentence.
According to her lawyers, she is likely not to return to the West African nation and move to Austria for fear of being stigmatised.