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BREAKING: PPP’s Eva Lokko dead

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The 2012 running mate of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) Eva Lokko is dead, party sources have confirmed to Starrfmonline.com.

It is, however, not known what led to her death Thursday afternoon but Starrfmonline.com sources have revealed that she has been sick for some time now.

The former Managing Director of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation was contesting the Klottey Korle constituency seat on the ticket of the PPP.

Madam Lokko was a Ghanaian engineer and politician. She is the first woman to be chosen as the Vice-Presidential candidate of the Progressive People’s Party.

Lokko attended Wesley Girls’ High School in Cape Coast. She is an engineer by profession and holds a master’s degree in Intelligent Management Systems, System Analysis and Design.

Lokko was the first Satellite Communications Engineer and the first woman engineer to be employed at the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) in 1972.

She was part of the engineering team that installed and maintained Ghana’s first colour television infrastructure in 1985.

She has worked in over forty countries across the world in various capacities. She served as regional programme coordinator of the United Nations Development Programme initiative for Internet development in Africa.

She worked with the United Nations for thirteen years and also served as chairperson of the UN Federation of International Civil Servants Association and the United Nations Staff Council and as a member of the UNDP News Advisory Board.

She is the Chief Executive Officer of Totally Youth, a Non Governmental Organization based in Accra.

In 2002, she was appointed Director-General of the GBC, becoming the first woman to hold that position since the corporation was established in 1953.

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Starrfmonline

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Revealed: Why UK freed Nayele Ametefe after serving 3 years of her 8-year jail time

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Nayele Ametefe jailed 8 years

Drug Queen Nayele Ametefe has been released from jail having served only three years out of her 8 and a half years sentence for narcotics peddling and trafficking.

We learnt she was released days ago on parole for showing extraordinarily good behaviour throughout her 3 years in prison, even though she has 5 and a half years to go.

Parole is a temporary release of a prisoner who agrees to certain conditions before the completion of the maximum sentence period, originating from the French ‘parole’.

The Ghanaian who also hold an Austrian passport pleaded guilty to carrying 12 kilos of cocaine to the United Kingdom was been sentenced to eight years, eight months’ imprisonment.

Nayele Ametefe was sentenced on her own plea by the Isleworth Crown Court in London. The sentence was discounted because of her early guilty plea. Nayele appeared in court well dressed and looked indifferent when the sentence was handed down on her head.

The prosecutors told the court Nayele had $23,000 and an additional 6,000 Pounds in her handbag when she was arrested. The money was payment for her courier services.

According to the prosecutors, Nayele Ametefe was carting the cocaine to South America. Her travel itinerary, the court was told indicated that she was leaving the United Kingdom two days after her arrival, for the Dominican Republic.

The 12 kilograms of cocaine was, therefore, not meant to be consumed in the UK.

In his submission for mitigation, lawyer for Nayele told the court she came from an underprivileged home and married a spare parts dealer at Ghana’s famous spare-parts market, Abossey Okai.

She has three children, the first being 16 years old. Her marriage broke down and she has been a single mother.

According to the lawyer, Nayele came into contact with powerful people in 2004 and her life changed dramatically. She travelled extensively with influential people as their companion.

The lawyer said Nayele has remained connected to powerful people in authority who are currently in power in Ghana.

She was forced by circumstances to engage in transporting drugs to support her newly attained high-class lifestyle and to take care of her three children, the lawyer said.

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