Slain British aristocrat’s son was using drugs, court told

A witness in the ongoing inquest into the death of British aristocrat Lord Nicholas Monson’s son has revealed that Alexander Monson was using hard drugs.

George Baba, the owner of Ali Baba famously known as the Forty Thieves restaurant in Diani told Senior principal magistrate Richard Odenyo that he had known the deceased through his parents who were good friends and the deceased had become a frequent client at the restaurant.

Alexander, who was living with her mother at their home in Diani was arrested by the police on his way home from a night out with friends on May 18, 2012.

He was taken to the police station only to be found unconscious in the cells the next day. A postmortem revealed he died from blunt force blow to the head.

Alexander, apparently died under mysterious circumstances at the same Diani Police Station where he was being detained after he was suspected of being in possession of cannabis, about three years ago. Possession of drugs Baba informed the court that six months down the line, he received a report from his workers who informed him that the deceased was using drugs at the back of the restaurant.

“Immediately I received the report I alerted the management who later warned Alexander against the use of drugs, in the hotel premises, he apologised over it and promised to stop using drugs,” said Baba. He however, was unable to tell the court which kind of narcotic drugs Alexander was abusing.

His claims collaborate laboratory tests from pathologists from PathCare, South Africa, on urine and blood samples collected from the body of Alexander, which was found to contain huge traces of cocaine, heroin and cannabis sativa (Bhang) The hearing continues.

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