Credible information emanating from some managers of Le Baron Hotel at East Legon in Accra, indicates that the management of the hotel, are taking frantic steps to swerve the Narcotic Control Board (NACOB) by selling the hotel, before Ghana’s drug law enforcement officials think of impounding the luxurious edifice.
Reason behind the sale, according to this paper’s sources is to prevent it from being confiscated by the State in the event that, the owner, David Kojo Anim, who has been linked to a major political party in Ghana, is found guilty in the United Kingdom (UK), where he is currently awaiting trial, over narcotic drugs issue and money laundering.
The United State (US) drug law enforcers, have also kept the owner of Le Baron Hotel on their radar for years, and are demanding for his extradition to that country for prosecution.
David Kojo Anim, is reported to be a major financier of the opposition party, a friend to its famous 2012 presidential candidate too, who he gave a whopping US$2million to aid his campaign. He is also mentioned to be a tight friend of an ex-President of Ghana.
Mr. Anim, is said to be a product of Achimota School, he attended the school from 1972 to 1977.
“The Herald” is in the meantime, working on details of the officials who are plotting to sell the hotel and will soon bring out details of those involved.
This paper is also working on getting court details of all the court proceedings.
This paper last week Friday and on Monday this week, broke the news of the arrest of two suspects after the two, David Kojo Anim and Kofi Antwi Nkansah.
The two, had travelled from Asia and Ghana respectively, but was busted at the Heathrow Airport by the Metropolitan Police for drug trafficking and money laundering.
The Herald’s information is that Kofi Antwi Nkansah, live in Achimota, a suburb of Accra, and runs errands for Mr. Anim.
Mr. Anim, has been described by the UK security agencies as the leader within the drug trafficking organization responsible for co-ordinating the transportation of large quantities of cocaine and heroin around the world.
He is also alleged to have serious ties with major drug gangs in Europe, South America and the United States of America (USA).
The two suspects, were said to have delivered 500 kilogrammes of heroin to undercover drug enforcement officials on January 22, 2014 without any incident.
The Daily Graphic reported that, the Deputy Executive Secretary of the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB), Nii Lante Blankson, said the arrest was in pursuant to a provisional arrest warrant issued by the United States (US) for the arrest of the two Ghanaians and a Nigerian.
According to him, Anim, Nkansah and Adjayi Akpo, the Nigerian, had each been indicted and charged in the Southern District Court of New York for the violation of U S Drug Enforcement laws.
He said Adjayi was, however, on the run but said an intensive search had been mounted for his arrest.
Nii Blankson said since 2012, the NACOB, in collaboration with its foreign counterparts, had been conducting a joint operation on Anim.
He said Anim had been able to escape arrest until April 26, 2014 when he was busted at the Heathrow Airport while going through arrival formalities.
Nii Blankson indicated that the following day, April 27, 2014, Nkansah was also arrested on arrival at Heathrow from one of the Asian countries.
He said, the two suspects were to be extradited from the United Kingdom to the Unites States to face trial.