Photo: Court orders sale of drug dealer, Nayele’s $1.6m mansion in Accra

Photo: Court orders sale of drug dealer, Nayele’s $1.6m mansion in Accra

- The money made from the sale will 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

- The confiscation of her home comes just a month after the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) donated several expensive items (furniture, some with a price tag of GHS3,200) confiscated from Night Angels, a shop belonging to Nayele

Convicted drug dealer Nayele Ametefe is set to have her residence at East Legon confiscated following a court order.

The state had identified two properties of hers which were up for confiscation after her arrest – one located in Accra and the other in Kumasi.

Photo: Court orders the sale of convicted drug dealer, Nayele’s $1.6m mansion in Accra

Nayele Ametefe's house in East Legon, Accra. Credit: Myjoyonline.com

However, the Financial and Tax Court presided over by Justice Georgina Mensah Datsa ruled for only the East Legon property to be confiscated.

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The court decided on the decision following evidence tendered in by lawyers of the state, while stating that there was not enough evidence to prove that Nayele owned the other property in Kumasi.

Nayele Ametefe was arrested three years ago after 12 kilogrammes of cocaine was found on her at Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom.

She was subsequently sentenced to eight and half years imprisonment after pleading guilty to the offence.

In 2015 the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) teamed up with NACOB to file an application to confiscate some of her properties as well as her bank accounts, insisting she got those properties from dealing in drugs.

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The court granted the application in 2016, however, the suit was challenged by Nayele’s mother, with the explanation that the properties did not belong to her daughter.

Photo: Court orders the sale of convicted drug dealer, Nayele’s $1.6m mansion in Accra

Court orders sale Nayele Ametefe's East Legon property

The case has now been put to bed after a Financial and Tax Court ruled for Nayele’s residence at East Legon to be confiscated, with the property in Kumasi spared due to inadequate evidence to prove it belongs to her.

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