Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has dissociated himself from one Felicia Kufuor who was part of a syndicate arrested at Heathrow Airport for importing £32 million worth of cocaine.
This follows some media reports purporting that the woman who was arrested alongside 13 others was a niece to the former president.
But a statement issued by the office of the former President and signed by his Senior Aide, Dr. Kwabena Osei-Adubofour, said Felicia Kufuor is not known to Mr Kufuor and is no niece or relative of his.
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“A social media circulation of the arrest in December 2016 by the Heathrow Airport, United Kingdom authorities of several people including three UK-based Ghanaians and their recent imprisonment for a total of 139 years that included one Felicia Kufour has come to the notice of the Office of Former President John Kufuor.
Some sections of the media are erroneously linking the said Felicia Kufour to the former president as his niece.
“The office of Former President John Kufuor wishes to let all in the media and the general public to know that the said Felicia Kufour is in no way related to the former president.
It is instructive that there is a picture of the said Felicia Kufour associated with the said publication. The former president wants to make it known to all and sundry that that individual is not known to him and is no niece or relative of his,” the statement said.