The Isleworth Crown Court in the UK in January 2015 sentenced Nayele to eight years and eight months in prison.
Ametefeh was arrested on November 10 at the Heathrow Airport after attempting to enter the UK with the cocaine in her hand luggage. She was subsequently charged with Class A drug trafficking and was arraigned before court.
Nayele Ametefe, has written to the Ghanaian government to renounce her citizenship.
In a letter addressed to the Interior Ministry some weeks ago, Ametefe who holds both Ghanaian and Austrian passports is asking the Ghanaian authorities to spike her name out as a Ghanaian. It is unclear the reasons for her decision.
However, sources have gathered that Nayele could benefit from a prisoner transfer arrangement between the UK and Austria if she is identified only as an Austrian.
Secondly, the system in Austria generally allows for the early release of prisoners. Often, first time offenders are allowed to serve half of their term and then granted a pardon. The Executive Court can also release a prisoner at their own discretion.