Alhaji Dawood for court today


Alhaji Mohammed Alamid Dawood, who is alleged to have aided Nayele Ametefeh, the woman busted for allegedly smuggling 12.5 kilogrammes of cocaine to the United Kingdom, is due in court today.

State prosecutors are expected to seek for his remand while investigations continue into the case.

A source at the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), which disclosed this in an interview, said three Lebanese who were arrested in connection with the case had been handed over to the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) for possible deportation.

Abdulla Mustrah, Mourn Taafar and Charbel Nasr were handed over to the GIS after it was established that they did not possess the requisite immigration documents to be in Ghana, while initial investigations did not link them to the cocaine scandal.

A US citizen, Faisal Khadar, has also been unconditionally released after investigators realised that he had been caught in a ‘crossfire’, as investigations revealed that he was lawfully in Ghana on a family visit and had nothing to do with the cocaine brouhaha.

Another suspect, Paa Kwesi Acquah, has, however, been granted bail on the advice of the Attorney-General’s Department.

The source said all the other suspects were still in custody.

They are Abiel Ashitey Armah, an Assistant Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration; Theophilus Kissi of the Research Department attached to the VIP Lounge at the KIA, and Abubakar Ahmed, a civil servant.

The others are Nana Akua Amponsah and Sadalia Sandra Nuhu, the women who had travelled with Ametefeh but who were believed to have abandoned their luggage and absconded from the Heathrow International Airport on realising that Ametefeh, alias Ruby Adu-Gyamfi, had been arrested.

The rest are Mustapha Kilba and Mariotto Benard Young.

source : Graphic Online