UK ‘quietly’ releases drug kingpin Nayele from prison

A court in the United Kingdom has ordered the release of drug kingpin Nayele Ametefe after three years in prison, according to Starr FM.

The Ghanaian business woman who also holds an Austrian passport was reportedly released from prison on parole for showing good behavior even though she has five years to complete her sentence.

Parole is a temporary release of a prisoner who agrees to certain conditions before the completion of the maximum sentence period, originating from the French ‘parole’.

In 2014, Nayele Ametefe, 35, was convicted on her own plea by the Isleworth Crown Court in the UK after she was arrested with about 12.5kg of cocaine.

During the trial, it was revealed that she uses the VVIP Lounge of the Kotoka International Airport to smuggle prohibited substance outside the shores of Ghana.

She told the court that she was being protected by people in authority since 2004 but failed to disclose if those high people were politicians or not.

Ametefe, also known as Ruby Appiah, made some astonishing revelations after she was officially charged by UK authorities.

According to her, she was introduced into the drug smuggling business by a businesswoman in Ghana after her struggle to keep up with the affluent lifestyle she enjoyed while married to her ex-husband, who was a very wealthy spare parts dealer.

The mother of three, however, failed to name her accomplices for fear that her children might be harmed in Ghana.

Ametefe, whose final destination was the Dominican Republic, in the Caribbean, said she stopped over in London to shop and have a medical checkup. She was arrested with the whopping sum meant to be her full payment for the courier services and 6,000 Pounds as her bonus.

Meanwhile, six persons who were standing trial in Ghana over their alleged complicit in the case were freed.

The Circuit Court in Accra which was hearing the case consequently acquitted businessman Alhaji Dawood, Nana Akua Amponsah, Sadalia Nuhu, Foreign Ministry officer, Abiel Ashitey Armah, Theophilus Kissi, also a foreign service officer, and Ahmed Abubakr, a protocol officer at the VIP lounge of the Kotoka International Airport.

Nayele Ametefe, the report said, has left the UK to Austria.

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