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Story: Caroline Boateng
TWO persons, Alhaji Suleiman Braimah, alias Alhaji Hearts, and Alhaji Tijani, a Ghanaian based in London, have been arrested in connection with a case in which a 34-year-old flight attendant is being held on suspicion of money laundering.
The 34-year-old flight attendant of the Ghana International Airlines (GIA), Clarabel Ewura Esi Kingful, was arrested by security agents in Accra for concealing £59,870 in her baggage on a flight from London to Ghana on August 8, 2008.
Random search on the cabin crew when the GIA flight landed on that day revealed the money in the luggage of Ms Kingful, who was subsequently arrested and arraigned before an Accra circuit court to reappear on August 20, 2008, while investigations continue.
Sources told the Daily Graphic that upon her arrest, Ms Kingful claimed that the money belonged to a man she only knew as George, although she had known him close to 26 years.
She was supposed to deliver the money to some persons in Ghana.
Consequently, a circuit court in Accra remanded Alhaji Suleiman and Ahmed Tijani on charges of conspiracy, concealment of currency, and aiding and abetting money laundering when they appeared to claim ownership of the money.
The court did not take the pleas of Alhaji Hearts and Tijani. They will reappear on August 20.
DAILY GRAPHIC, MONDAY AUGUST 18, 2008, PG 20