Alhaji Mohammed, arrested in connection with Nayele cocaine case remanded in BNI custody
An Accra Circuit Court, presided over by Mr Francis Obiri has remanded Alhaji Dawood Mohammed, in the custody of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) for abetment of crime.
The accused person, who pleaded not guilty, would re-appear in court on December 8.
Initially, the counsel for the accused person prayed the court to grant him bail but the application was refused.
Presenting the facts to the court, Mr Richard Gyambiby, Assistant State Attorney said the accused person and one Nayele Ametefeh alias Ruby Appiah alias Ruby Adu Gyamfi were bosom friends.
He said the accused person was also a friend with almost all the employees at the VIP lounge of the Kotoka International Airport.
He said investigations are preliminary, therefore there are indications that through his interactions with Nayele, the accused person got to know that Nayele intended to travel with drugs to the United Kingdom.
“In the furtherance of her objective, the accused person offered his influence at the VIP lounge to help Nayele use the VIP lounge ostensibly to evade detection of security officers,” he added.
He said therefore on or before November 9, the accused person relying on his influence at the VIP lounge, one Abiel Ashitey Armah and two others, who have already been charged before court to assist Nayele to use the facility.
Mr Gyambiby said on November 10, Nayele was arrested in the United Kingdom, after cocaine was detected in her baggage.
He said upon hearing the arrest of Nayele, the accused fled to Nigeria, but he was placed on a wanted list by the BNI. He however returned from Nigeria.
The State Attorney said on his return, he was arrested and a search conducted on him revealed three Ghanaian passports and two Nigerian passports.