The acting Director of Passports, Alexander Ntrakwa has been questioned by the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) over the Ghanaian woman who was arrested in the UK for carrying cocaine.
This was revealed to Citi News by the Minister of Communications Dr. Edward Omane Boamah on Friday.
Ms Nayele Ametefeh was arrested at the Heathrow airport in the UK for carrying about 12kg of cocaine in her hand luggage.
Earlier reports said the lady carried a diplomatic passport but Government has vehemently denied that claim.
The Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) in a press release signed by the Deputy Executive Secretary, Richard Nii Lante Blankson, said, “it is worthy to note that Ms. Nayele Ametefe travelled on an Austrian passport number P4187659 and not on Ghanaian Diplomatic passport as being speculated. She also had in her possession an ordinary Ghanaian passport number G0364497 issued on 3rd August, 2012.”
[contextly_sidebar id=”7jeZDjjB5SD8GMD02rgw7TKjebF1GgPo”]NACOB said that the Board helped security agencies in the UK to arrest Ms. Ametefe but the Communications Minister has emphatically said he doubts NACOB had any hand in the arrest of the woman.
The Minister added that “If at any point in time, there is any shred of evidence and we can be held that she had a diplomatic passport, why not… at this stage there nothing that shows that she had a diplomatic passport.”
Dr. Omane Boamah also revealed that they had tracked the travel history of the lady and said: “You have just looked at two aspects of the sources. There is a third aspect which I mentioned which is what corroborates what the Director of Passport said… I made mention of the two passports that the lady has been travelling on. A traveller history report and that corroborates what the Director of Passport indicated.”
An Austrian newspaper has revealed that Nayele Ametefeh traveled with a number of passports including a Ghanaian, Austrian, and European Union passports.
By: Nana Boakye-Yiadom/citifmonline.com/Ghana