Wednesday, November 26, 2014

UK Cocaine saga: Minority threaten to ‘reveal’ more


The Minority in Parliament will hold a press conference on Wednesday to address issues surrounding the cocaine scandal. Nayele Ametefe was busted at the Heathrow Airport in London on November 10, trying to transport about 12 kilograms of cocaine into the country. Speaking on Eyewitness News, Deputy Minority Leader, Dominic Nitiwul said the press conference will enable them expose the mystery surrounding the scandal.

He said “…We are taking this matter from different angles. Let no body think that this matter is going to lie today especially the expose by the forensic guys worsens the matter. That is the main reason why we are doing the press conference because it is giving us a different dimension on this whole stuff.”

 According to him, “as a Minority, we’ve covered grounds in all aspects on this cocaine matter…we are going to demand through the speaker of Parliament [that] the minister comes to brief us when we have exposed all these things and other areas alike…This is just the beginning.” Parliament was suspended on Tuesday following a heated debate among Members of Parliament (MPs) over the cocaine scandal. 

The Speaker of Parliament, Edward Doe Adjaho was forced to suspend the sitting over an intense debate among MPs after Dominic Nitiwul brought into Parliament small bags of rice to make a point on the cocaine scandal. Meanwhile, a former Chief of Staff under the Kufour Administration, Kojo Mpiani has advised that the issue should not be politicized. 

“The drug menace is to be taken on a national basis, it’s a problem for the nation but if you want to push it on a government because it happened at the time somebody is in office then you lose sight of the whole problem and it’s a very serious problem,” he warned.

 - citifmonline.com