British fugitive charged in Ghana over drug peddling

British fugitive charged in Ghana over drug peddling

- British fugitive, David McDermontt has been charged with dealing in prohibited drugs by an Accra Circuit Court

- McDermontt is reported to have planned importing  £71 million worth of cocaine into the UK

- Lawyer to the British fugitive has condemned the court for not offering his client a legal representation

British fugitive charged in Ghana over drug peddling

British Fugitive, David McDermott being led out of the court

British national and in-law to the Governor of the Central Bank, David McDermott who plotted importing £71 million worth of cocaine into the UK,  of  has been arraigned for extradition processes to begin  by the Accra Circuit Court.  

 The most wanted British national who has been on the run from UK authorities for some years now is documented to have been charged with dealing in prohibited drugs.

Ghanaian prosecutors represented in court have revealed that the fugitive, who was arrested in an international sting operation at his home in the Burma Hills area of Accra last week, is in possession of Ghanaian passport with the name David Smith and runs a mining company in the Eastern Region. They also have prayed the court to intensify investigation as they expect additional information from their British counterparts to facilitate their investigations.

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In the meantime lawyer to Mr McDermott, Victor Kwadwoga Adawudu has argued lamented that since his client was arrested on Friday the BNI has denied him the opportunity to see his client.

"I was there with the wife to see him so that i can have conference with him the BNI boldly told me that i will not be able to see him," he revealed.

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The British national was arrested at his home at Burma Camp Hills. According to persecutors he is working in the mining sector. This counts as the second time this year a British national has been arrested in Ghana for alleged serious offences. The case has thus been adjourned till the March 30 2016.

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