I didn’t know my son-in-law is a fugitive -BoG Governor

Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), Dr. Kofi Wampah, has denied knowing that his British son-in-law is a fugitive being sought after by the British government.

David Phillip McDermott, 42, was arrested last Friday in Burma Hills in Accra. It was a collaborative effort between the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) and the officials of the British National Crime Agency (NCA).

McDermott was among Britain’s top 10 most wanted fugitives for being behind a 400kg cocaine burst in Tilbury Docks, in Essex, UK, in 2013, worth 70 million pounds.

The British press, The Mirror Online and the Sun reported that McDermott had been married to the daughter of the government of the Bank of Ghana, Ramona Wampah.

The Mirror Online wrote, “McDermott was living the high life – like an African king – having married Ramona Wampah, daughter of the Governor of Central Bank, Dr Henry Kofi Wampah.”

But in a statement issued and personally signed by the Governor said, “ I had only known David McDermott as a worker in the mining sector and has been living in the country with my step-daughter Ramona”, who he has been married to for the past three years.

Dr. Wampah adds in the statement “Until I received the information about his arrest, I had absolutely no knowledge about David McDermott being a fugitive of the British government.”

Story by Ghana | Myjoyonline.com | Abubakar Ibrahim | Email: [email protected]


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