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- Thursday, 27 November 2014 20:09
Ghanaian cocaine girl Ruby pleads guilty; case adjourned to Jan 5...
The Ghanaian lady at the centre of the raging cocaine scandal has pleaded guilty to the charge of trafficking and illegally possessing cocaine.
Nayele Ametefeh told a London Court Thursday she was guilty of the offence and would be sentenced on her own plea.
Joy News' George Wiafe who was present at the Isleworth Crown Court told Editor, Dzifa Bampoh the case has been adjourned to January 5, 2015.
According to him, the suspect addressed the judge via a video conference facility from prison where she is currently being held.
She was calm in her light green apparel and did not look too worried, Wiafe indicated.
Lawyers for Nayele were pushing for a quick sentence for their client but the prosecution insisted it had to amend the charges filed against the suspect.
"Nayele wanted to be sentenced today" Wiafe reported but the prosecution prayed the court to adjourn hearing in order to establish the actual quantity of substance carried by the suspect.
Media reports have pegged the quantity at 12.5 kg but the prosecution suspects it could be more or less and that could affect the actual sentence.
The judge agreed with the prosecution and adjourned hearing to January 5. The judgement will be given in 30 minutes, Wiafe reported the judge as saying.
Facts of the case
Nayele Ametefeh was arrested at the Heathrow Airport on November 10, 2014, with substances suspected to be cocaine.
She was deemed to have breached Ghana's airport security after she was aided by top officers within the Foreign Affairs Ministry and airport security.
She is said to have used the VVIP with her two other accomplices, Nana Akua Amponsah and Sadalia Nuhu, prior to boarding the British Airways flight.
It is not clear how the two others escaped arrest in the UK only to be arrested on their return to Ghana
The three state officials, Abiel Ashitey Armah, Theophilious Kissi, and Ahmed Abubakr, who aided and abetted the suspects have also been picked up and would be arraigned before Ghana's court.