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14.05.2007 General News

Drug lord dares police

By myjoyonline

The Producer of Batman Samini, Alex Kuffour Frimpong, popu¬larly known in musical circles as LEXIS who has now been declared wanted by the Police over the discovery of a five-acre marijuana farm, allegedly cultivated by him, has made a desperate phone call to the Regional Police Chief.

The wee farm owner threatened in the phone call from his hideout, to kill the Regional Police Commander and the Sunyani Divisional Commander, DCOP Kwaku Ayesu Opare Addo and Chief Superintendent Christian Tetteh Yohuno respectively, for the destruction of his wee farm and the arrest of his boys. “I will kill you for destroy¬ing my $120,000 farm,” the fugitive baron said.

The Ghanaian Chronicle said apart from the death threat, Alex Frimpong could also be heard on the phone, threatening the police, "You must leave my boys alone, leave Asamoah and Andrews alone." This was when the fugitive drug suspect had called the police Commander to complain about the destruction of his narcotic farm. The conversation has been recorded by the Regional Police Commander.

The producer, for whose arrest the Police are seeking the assistance of INTERPOL, challenged the Police to come to Dansoman, where he said he was staying to arrest him.

The drug suspect, Alex Frimpong, alleged that he had given ¢25 million to the Wenchi Divisional Police Commander. Alex's Indian hemp farm was located in the Wenchi District.

Divisional Po1ice Commander for Sunyani Municipality, Chief Supt. Yohuno told journalists that as a fol¬low up to earlier operations that led the police to uncover the massive cultivation of Indian hemp at the Nsawkaw area, the police again on Sunday raided a certain guesthouse at Nsawkaw where the suspected Alex was hiding.

According to Chief Supt. Yuhuno, at the guesthouse called Akomeah Guest House, other accomplices of Alex were arrested.

Those arrested were Andrews Amponsah and Thomas Owusu Adansi, adding that in the hotel room of Adansi, four large parcels of some substances suspect¬ed to be Indian hemp weighing 3 kilograms each were found.

He further disclosed that another two full boxes of the substance concealed in black polythene bags were also retrieved from him.

According to the Divisional Commander, Adansi, who comes from Kumasi was believed to be the buyer of the drugs.

The owner of the guest house, Asamaoh, was picked up by the police from a house of one of his wives.

The Police, acting upon a tip off, traveled about 15 kilometres off Nsawkaw into a deep forest, where Frimpong was said to be processing his wee.

According to the Police, following their earlier operations, the sus¬pects had collected everything at the processing site and the only thing they could see were thousands of solution tapes, a bag of Indian hemp and some wrappers.

He told journalists that when they came back to Nsawkaw town and conducted a search at a small portion of the town, eight bags of Indian hemp and two bags of hemp seeds were retrieved.

In all, 13 suspects were arrested.

Two dockets have been built covering the suspects. The first docket covers Alex Kuffour Frimpong, the baron himself, now at large; Andrews Amponsah, 25; Iddrisu Umar, 27; Emmanuel Asamoah, 29; Thomas Owusu Andansi, 43 and Isaac Owusu 25.

The second docket covers Kwame Asomah, 20; Atta Kwabena, 28; Tongo Tumgu Sumnda, 55; Kwaku Frank 19; Kwabena Boateng, 28; Yaw Owusu, 25; and Baba Sali.

Meanwhile, The Chronicle has learnt that the suspects had been put before court and remanded in cus¬tody to appear on June 14.