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Wampah´s son-in-law pleads not guilty 

David McDermott

David McDermott, the fugitive son-in-law of governor of the Bank of Ghana Dr Kofi Wampah has appeared in court.

McDermott pleaded not guilty to an Accra Court that sat on his case, for the first time.

He was arrested last week as the last man wanted in connection with a plot to import 400 kilos of cocaine into the United Kingdom.

The 42 year-old who featured in the Operation Captura fugitive campaign, was arrested during a joint operation involving officers from the NCA and the Ghanaian Bureau of National Investigations.

McDermott is suspected of being a member of a Liverpool-based organised crime group involved in a conspiracy to import and supply cocaine which was seized from a container of frozen Argentinian beef in May 2013 at Tilbury Docks. He is also wanted for conspiracy to blackmail.

Officers detained McDermott at a house in the Burma Hills area of Accra, and extradition proceedings are due to begin next week.

McDermott’s arrest means 76 out of 86 fugitives on the Captura list have now been caught.

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