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General News of Wednesday, 21 June 2017


NACOB donates expensive Nayele assets to rehab centres

The Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) has donated several expensive items (including furniture, some with a price tag of GHS3,200) confiscated from Night Angels, a shop belonging to jailed Ghanaian/Austrian drug queen Nayele Ametefe, to three rehab centres in Ghana.

The donation was done on Wednesday, 21 June.

Nayele Ametefe was arrested at Heathrow Airport in 2014 with 12kg of cocaine and has since been handed an eight-year jail term by the Isleworth Crown Court in the UK.

Just last week, former Executive Secretary of NACOB Akrasi Sarpong revealed that Nayele, until her arrest in the UK, hired BMWs in Ghana on a daily basis at a great cost.

According to him, Nayele’s ostentatious lifestyle raised the suspicions of NACOB officials who then placed her under close surveillance until her arrest in the United Kingdom.

Speaking on UTV on Friday June 16, Mr Sarpong said: “In 2009, she was the first person we called for when I was at NACOB and she went underground. At that time in 2009, she was renting BMWs on a daily basis for a huge sum of money.”

He added: “She is a smart girl. Anybody who does this type of work, the person’s IQ is very high, they are very smart.

"I am not saying we should pursue her alone, it is a network she worked with and the network that sponsored her is still in Ghana.”

Apart from the Isleworth Crown Court ruling, an Accra High Court ruled that some of her property be donated to charity. In fulfilment of that ruling, NACOB confiscated items including pieces of furniture, lighting systems and many others which have been given to the orphanges at a short ceremony at the NACOB headquarters.