Former President John Kufuor has denied family ties to one Felicia Kufour who together with ten others were recently sentenced a to combined prison term of 139 years.
Since the news about the drug-related arrests and sentencing broke, several social media posts have linked the lady to the former President with some describing her as a niece to former President Kufuor.
Felicia Kufour (pictured below) was busted waiting for a cocaine-loaded bag from Rio at Heathrow after it was placed on a carousel for domestic flights. She is due to be sentenced at a later date.
A statement from the office of the former President has rubbished the claim that Felicia Kufour is his relative.
“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 signed by Dr Kwabena Osei-Adubofour, Senior Aide to Former President John Kufuor, said.
Read the full statement below.
Social Media Circulation of the Arrest and Jailing of three Ghanaians in the United Kingdom for Dealing in Drugs including one Felicia Kufour
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.