Court orders confiscation of drug baron’s Nayele Ametefe $1.6m mansion

The Financial and Tax Court has ordered the confiscation of the East Legon residence belonging to convicted drug dealer, Nayele Ametefe

The building is part of two properties the state brought to court for an order of confiscation.

According to the presiding Judge Justice Georgina Mensah Datsa, from all the evidence presented to her, she reached the conclusion that the East Legon property must be confiscated to the State.
Madam Akua Adubofour, the mother of convicted Nayele Ametefe came to court challenging the State over the decision to mark the two properties as proceeds of crime and also to claim ownership of the two properties.

The property estimated at 1.6million dollars would be sold and the revenue derived would be distributed as follows; 50% Narcotics Control Board (NACOB), 20% to Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO), 15% to the consolidated fund and 15% to the Judicial Service of Ghana.
Nayele Ametefe, who holds a Ghanaian/Austrian passport was arrested in the United Kingdom with 12 kilos of cocaine in November 2014.

She pleaded guilty to carrying cocaine to the UK and was sentenced to eight years, eight months’ imprisonment.

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