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The Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) and the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) have served their affidavits in opposition to claims by Akua Adubofour, mother of Ruby Adu-Gyamfi aka Nayele Ametefe, in the case in which the woman is battling the state over two confiscated houses purportedly belonging to her daughter.

This is expected to pave the way for lawyers for Madam Adubofour to move their much anticipated motion for claim of interest over the properties.

The state has gone after the two houses in East Legon, Accra, and Pease in the Ashanti Region with the explanation that the buildings are proceeds from trading in illicit drugs, of which she has been convicted.

Although yesterday’s hearing was in camera, DAILY GUIDE gathered that all was set for the motion to be moved now that all the parties in the case had been served with the necessary documents.

The Financial and Economic Crimes Court presided over by Justice Georgina Mensah-Datsa has adjourned hearing until July 12, 2016.

The state had filed a motion on notice for the confiscation of the properties purported to belong to Nayele who is currently serving eight years and eight months jail term in London for transporting 12.5kg of cocaine to Britain.

In Ghana, Marietta Brew Appiah-Opong, the Attorney General (AG), through Ms Penelope Ann Mammattha, a Chief State Attorney, filed Nolle Prosequi to drop the charges against six other suspects who were before an Accra circuit court, presided over by Justice Francis Obiri, for their alleged complicity in the Ruby cocaine case.

The application, dated February 20, 2015 and signed by the AG, indicated: “Take notice that the state intends that the proceedings against the accused persons in the above-named case shall not continue.”

The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) and NACOB have so far confiscated all items in the Night Angels Enterprise, located on the Dzorwulu highway, and six Fidelity Bank accounts including one containing GH¢3.22 belonging to the convict.

But Madam Adubofour is in court claiming the two houses confiscated by the state as part of the assets do not belong to her daughter.

EOCO is also demanding that the lawyer representing Madam Adubofour serve her daughter in prison with processes she has filed claiming ownership of the two houses.

However, Adubofour’s lawyer insists there is no need to serve her daughter with the processes since the houses belong to her.

According to Ms Mary Wendy Yeboah, lawyer for the anti-drug agency (NACOB), the board needed time to respond to the claims of Adubofour who was laying claim to the supposed properties of the drug baroness.

Source: Daily Guide

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