Sports News of Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Source: Daily Guide

Mighty Jets' Owner Arrested by NACOB

The owner of Tudu Mighty Jets, a premier league club based in Accra, has been arrested in the fallout of the nabbing of 15 Narcotic Control Board (NACOB) operatives stationed at the Kotoka International Airport.
Abubakar Nallah, fondly known as Abu Sundoko, in his early 30s, is the bankroller of the premier club, having nurtured it from a humble beginning to its present status.
It is thought that Fatimatu Abdulai, one of the NACOB staffers believed to be the contact person between the anti-narcotic agency and the drug barons, dealt with the club owner and therefore mentioned his name during interrogations at the BNI.
Others who have fallen to the security agents in the crackdown are Jerry John Abio, Mutawakilu Yahaya Iddi, Dennis Adu Twum Gyimah and Timothy Abolimpo.
Some police personnel attached to the National Security were also arrested over their involvement in the case. They are L/Cpl Eric Akufo Darko, Sgt Peter Ansong and L/Cpl Yakubu Issaka.
A soft-spoken personality, according to those who know him, Abu Sundoko has interests in a number of businesses, among them jewelry.
A Tudu boy born of a Nigerian father but living outside the place now, he is a wealthy young man whose transfer of players has changed the fortunes of the club.
He is known to be a close associate of the Vice President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Jordan Anagbla, with whom he runs the now lucrative club whose training base is Akosombo in the Eastern Region. Jordan Anagbla is the CEO of the club.
DAILY GUIDE has further learnt that he was earlier arrested and released, but rearrested as some pointers in the ongoing probes into the drug market landed on him.
The head of NACOB, Akrasi Sarpong disclosed that a decision was taken to keep the name of the young man under the lid to ensure a hitch-free investigation.
This however did not work and the details were finally released yesterday.
Another Tudu youth, Abubakar Ayuba made an appearance before an Accra court on Monday charged with the possession of a quantity of rolls of a whitish substance suspected to be cocaine.
The Accra suburb of Tudu is indeed notorious for harbouring small-time drug peddlers who sell the stuff on behalf of barons that have left the area for more plush parts of town.
Drug barons, it is a known fact, make their money through the illicit export of the stuff by couriers.
A man who arrived in the country recently, after supposedly serving a jail-term in the US, is said to have picked up a quarrel with the baron whose “goods”, as the stuff is known in the local underworld, he had taken abroad.
The baron demanded the proceeds but when the courier said the demand was nonsensical since the mission failed, a quarrel ensued. Security agents are said to have picked a lead from the development.
A DAILY GUIDE report yesterday had it that 15 staffers of NACOB operating at the Kotoka International Airport were arrested and detained in BNI cells for conniving with drug dealers.
One of the peddlers, a white man arrested in Amsterdam, had sung so loudly that investigators were able to lay hands on the drug enforcement officers, ironically.