|Audio Attachment:Listen to a full report by our correspondent from the court, Vida Adutwumwaa Boateng.|
Nayele Ametefeh has finally pleaded guilty to the charge of illegally possessing and trafficking Class A drugs into the United Kingdom.
The Ghanaian lady has for sometime been at the centre of the intense cocaine media outrage and would be remanded in custody until 5th January, 2015 before she would be sentenced.
Before the court reached this stage, counsel for the defendant, Andrea Maria Brown, had pleaded with the house to postpone the case to the next four weeks but the suggestion was rejected by the presiding Judge, Edmunds Q.C.
According to counsel for Ametefeh, her client wanted to quickly know her fate but the state prosecutor, Revinden Johal, told the court that as at now, lab analysis of the quantity and purity of the substance plus its street value is yet unknown and it would be prudent to examine it in a forensic lab before proceedings could continue.
Reports in the media pegged the quantity at 12.5 kg but the prosecution say it could be more or less and that could affect the actual sentence.
Present at the Isleworth Crown Court was Peace FM�s Vida Adutwumwaa Boateng and she reports that Nayele Ametefeh addressed the judge from prison via video. The video conferencing is said to have started at 2:15 pm and Ametefeh, appeared wearing an ash long sleeves dress over a black leggings with silver earrings to match.
�She neither smiled nor put up a mean face in court but randomly placed her hands over her face�, our reporter added.
Source: Chris Joe Quaicoe/ Email: [email protected]
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