Tuesday July 22nd was a sad day for Kemoh Kargbo of Old Railway line in Brookfields when disgruntled youth stormed ‘KEM enterprise’ and mobbed its proprietor him (Kemoh Kargbo) along with a few others alleging that his business is thriving on drug money.
Kemoh and two of his shop attendants sustained injuries as they tried to protect the shop from being looted by the irate group of youths.
As a result of the cocaine bust up at the Airport and the arrest and association with big flashy cars of most of the alleged culprits, those who drive big and flashy cars are now being looked upon with scorn by youths who now accuse such people who display such affluence as being involved in dealing dangerous drugs.
This was the unfortunate situation for Kemoh who youths in that area have accused of being involved in dealing narcotic drugs because of his somewhat meteoric rise from rags to riches.
Kemoh a somewhat harmless looking young businessman who sells interior decoration and household appliances, explained that on that Tuesday, he “was off loading a container of goods, when some youths passing by started shouting that I’m off loading cocaine.”
He said when the youths persisted with their accusation of him off loading drugs, he answered back and “this led to an argument.”
“The youths then stormed the shop and tried to snatch the money bag.” In the ensuing struggle he said “They slashed my back with razor and some of my shop keepers were also assaulted.”
Police sources yesterday confirmed the attack to Awoko along with the allegations that he (Kemoh) uses cocaine money. Police officials at the Central Police station disclosed that Kemoh was off loading his container goods Tuesday at railway line where he has a shop, when all of a sudden some angry youths started using all sort of words about how he got his money.
They youths are reported to have alleged that Kemoh got his money after his parents purportedly found a substance which later proved to be cocaine.
It was also alleged that the parents of Kemoh gave the substance to him which he sold and automatically became rich overnight and became a businessman importing containers of goods.
Police sources also explained that when Kemoh tried to react to the allegations it sparked an uproar where Kemoh was stabbed and wounded and later when he reported to the police he claimed that twenty seven million Leones (Le27Millio) was carted away.
Three suspects were later detained and the complainants (Kemoh and his shop attendants) were issued with medical reports. By Ophaniel Gooding