Gov’t investigates top businessman over Nayele cocaine scandal


Government is investigating a top business man said to have aided and abetted Nayele Ametefe to smuggle cocaine to the UK.

Foreign Affairs Minister Hannah Tetteh would not disclose the identity of the business man except to add that the man has no link to the first family.

She told Radio Gold in an interview on Tuesday, the businessman placed a call to a top official at the Foreign Ministry to facilitate the movement of Nayele Ametefe through the VVIP lounge at the Kotoka International Airport.

“The person who made the call is a business man. I don’t want to give his name because investigations are still ongoing but he has nothing to do with the first family.

“Or to the best of my knowledge that business man is not related to any member of the president’s immediate family and by immediate family I mean his brothers and sisters.

“That person has not yet been picked up which is the reason why I don’t want to mention the person’s name,” she indicated.

Nayele has been arrested in the UK for illegally possessing 12 kilos worth of cocaine.

Three others, Abiel Ashitey Armah, Ahmed Abubakar and Kissi Theophilus have also been arrested in Ghana for assisting the prime suspect to carry the substance through the VVIP lounge to the UK.

They have been since been charged for abetment of crime.

The charged sheet intercepted by Asempa FM named one Alhaji Daud as having intervened with the three officials to give the suspect the preferential treatment.

It is not clear if the anonymous Alhaji Daud is the same top businessman the minister is referring to, but whose identity she is not ready to reveal at the moment.

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