National Communications Director of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akomea says the confiscation of the property of Nayele Ametefe aka Ruby Adu Gyemfi is long overdue.
According to him, it has taken too long for the state to confiscate the property of the ‘coke girl’.
An Accra High Court last Wednesday ordered the confiscation of properties of Nayele Ametefe also known Ruby Adu-Gyamfi who is currently serving an eight jail term in the United Kingdom for drug related offences.
The assets the Accra High Court asked the state to confiscate include the Night Angels Enterprise on the Dzorwulu Motorway Extension in Accra. Six different bank accounts of the convict with the Fidelity Bank and the East Legon house.
The Deputy Executive Secretary of the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB), in charge of Enforcement and Control, Mr. Richard Nii Lante Blankson, has said that, his outfit was taking steps to serve Nayele with the court ruling.
But Nana Akomea in an interview with Kwame Tutu on Rainbow Radio said its unfortunate that, the state is now going to confiscate the property of Nayele two years after she was convicted.
He explained, the state should have confiscated her property the moment she was convicted of the crime of transporting 12.5 kg of cocaine worth $5million in her hand luggage to the United Kingdom.
Quoting Section 13 of the NARCOTIC DRUGS (CONTROL, ENFORCEMENT AND SANCTIONS) LAW – 1990 (PNDCL 236), Nana Akomea said, the law mandates the state to confiscate Nayele’s property after conviction.
“By law, persons convicted for various drugs offences usually have some of their properties confiscated and for me I strongly believe that, the state has delayed in confiscating Nayele’s property. She was arrested and convicted in 2014 and we are in 2016… This is unfortunate and I personally think is not the best practice,” Nana Akomea told Kwame Tutu on Rainbow Radio.
Nayele Ametefeh, also known as Ruby Adu Gyamfi, was arrested in the UK [the Heathrow Airport ] on November 10, 2014 for carrying 12.5kg of cocaine worth $5million in her hand luggage.
The 33-year-old who pleaded guilty to carrying 12 kilos of cocaine to the United Kingdom was sentenced on her own plea by the Isleworth Crown Court in London in January 2015.
The sentence was discounted because of her early guilty plea.
Meanwhile mother of the drug baron, has initiated steps to stop the process arguing that, the property in question are hers and not her daughter, Nayele Ametefe.