Cops urge two artistes named by Farid Kamil to surrender

BY KENNETH TEE
On January 11, Farid was arrested for allegedly attacking a policeman and a civilian at the Kota Damansara traffic police station. ― Picture by Azneal Ishak

SHAH ALAM, Feb 8 — Police have urged two actors who allegedly spiked Datuk Farid Kamil Zahari’s drink with drugs which led to his outburst in a police station last month to surrender themselves.

“We will give them time till tomorrow and if they failed to surrender we will release their full identity,” said Selangor Criminal Investigations Department chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Fadzil Ahmat.

“They are persons of interest and failure to show up will leave police with no option but to take them into custody,” he said.

On Tuesday, police detained Sofi Jikan who is also known as Mohamad Shoffi Jikan, 48, after he tested positive for ganja.

Sofi Jikan, who rose to fame after his role in local blockbuster KL Gangster, was arrested at the Mutiara Damansara police station, when he arrived to have his statement recorded after a police report was lodged against him by Farid Kamil on January 31.

Sofi Jikan was remanded by the court for three days to facilitated investigations yesterday.

According to his January 31 report sighted by Malay Mail, the 36-year-old Farid Kamil had accused three fellow artistes by name of drugging and causing the conditions that led to his altercation at the Kota Damansara station.

Farid had claimed he was not in full possession of his mental faculties at the time, claiming his drink had been spiked by the trio a day before the incident.

On January 11, Farid was arrested for allegedly attacking a policeman and a civilian at the Kota Damansara traffic police station.

On January 16, he was charged at the magistrate’s court here with two counts of voluntarily causing hurt, and one count each for disorderly conduct and obstructing a public servant from carrying out his duty.

The court granted him RM12,000 bail with one surety for all the charges.

On January 25, he was again charged at the magistrate’s court with consuming cannabis, and was allowed bail at RM4,000.