The mother of convicted cocaine courier, Nayele Ametefe is expected to be dragged to court soon, the Airport Police has revealed. Nayele’s mother is alleged to have assaulted an official of the Narcotic Control Board (NACOB).

She was arrested on Thursday and granted bail later. The woman, whose name is yet to be revealed is said to have slapped a NACOB official after he and other officials visited Nayele’s East Legon residence to paste a confiscation notice on her residential property after her incarceration.

Speaking to Citi News, Airport District Police Commander Chief Superintendent Yao Tettegah said she will be put before court after investigation. “She was cautioned and someone bailed her but that cannot be the end of it. ..We are in the process of going to court.” “The CID has to report back to me if she finishes with all that she was doing and she gets ready for court, I will be informed and we will take the necessary action,” he explained.

According to Citi News sources at NACOB, all of Nayele’s buildings both in Accra and her hometown have been served with confiscation notices following her arrest and incarceration. The Board has also resorted to the court to secure a court order to enable them confiscate the properties.

Narcotic laws on confiscation of properties Sections 13, 14, 17 and 18 of Narcotic Drugs (Control, Enforcement and Sanctions) law – 1990 (PNDCL 236) stipulates that the Attorney General (AG) must make an application for the forfeiture of the properties of persons convicted for drug related offences. This means that the AG, Marietta Brew Appiah- Oppong must submit an application to the court to enable the state confiscate Ms Ametefe’s properties. From section 16 however, once there is evidence of liability, whether in Ghana or abroad, the forfeiture can happen but only by an application by the AG in court.

Under Section 36 titled: ‘Seizure of Immovable Property’,

the law states that “where a police officer of or above the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police reasonably suspects that any immovable property is the subject matter of an offence under this Law, or is illegal property, the property shall be liable to seizure.” The seizure is to be effected “by posting, where practicable, a copy of the notice of seizure in a conspicuous position on the immovable property; and by lodging a copy of the notice of seizure at the Lands Title Registry.” The Lands Registrar is therefore expected to “make an entry in the Register kept in his office of the terms of the notice of seizure of the immovable property.” The entry which is made under sub-section

(2) “shall have the effect of prohibiting all dealings in respect of the immovable property and accordingly, after the notice has been lodged with the Lands Registrar, no dealing in respect of the immovable property shall be registered, whether it was lodged before or after the lodgment of the notice of seizure or the making of the entry.” –

Source: Marian Efe Ansah/citifmonline

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