An investigator with the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) has alleged that the properties Mme Akua Adubofour is claiming actually belong to her daughter, a known cocaine trafficker.
Madam Akua Adubofour is before the Accra Financial and Economic Crimes Court contesting the state over the confiscation of certain assets. According to Madam Adubofour, two houses that the state confiscated as part her daughter, Ruby Adu-Gyamfi A.K.A Nayele Ametefe's properties actually belong to her, Madam Adubofour.
It must be recalled that Madam Ruby Adu-Gyamfi was arrested in November 2014 in London when she got off a British Airways Flight and customs officials found 12.5kg of cocaine in her possession.
Following Ruby Adu-Gyamfi;s arrest and subsequent conviction, the NACOB investigator was charged with identifying her assets as a first step towards confiscating the convict's purportedly illegally gained properties.
According to the NACOB investigator, checks at the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) show that Mme do not name Adubofour as the owner of the two storey buildings situated at East Legon and Dzorwulu, both suburbs of Accra.
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He, the NACOB investigator, identified one property at East Legon and the other at Dzorwulu.
“I requested for the property rate from AMA,” said the investigator.
The NACOB undercover investigator indicated that he further requested from the AMA how names were placed on property rates and what goes into that.
The witness stated that AMA responded to the said request. Furthermore, he said Madam Adubofour's name did not appear as the owner of either properties, and that he only got to know of Madam Adubofour after NACOB had pasted seizure notices on the properties in question.
“Per the checks done at the AMA in relation to the property rate, Akua Adubofour’s name is not listed as the owner of the property,” he disclosed.
The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) and NACOB have already confiscated six Fidelity Bank accounts, including one containing GH¢3.22p.