Music promoter Owen Clarke, 61, popularly known as ‘Father Fowl’ was shot and killed on Saturday morning, a few minutes after 12 midnight.
Unconfirmed reports are that the shooting was perpetrated by two bike riders, who shot him several times, and his body collapsed in a bloody pool under a red Range Rover jeep parked on Grove Road in Kencot, St. Andrew.
In the late 1990s, he was alleged to be the leader of an international drug ring for many years which he led from his home in Sudbury, north London. He was convicted at Snaresbrook Crown Court in June 2004 where he was found guilty in a London court for producing, supplying and possessing crack cocaine. Court documents it was alleged he used women as “mules” to smuggle the drug from the Caribbean to Britain.
Clarke was caught when a police raid yielded 51 kilograms of cocaine with a street value of £1m. Two of his accomplices were also jailed.
He was sentenced to 13 years which was later slashed to 11 after he made an appeal. He led a lavish life with trademarks such as burning £50 notes, leaving price tags on £10,000 designer suits and wearing expensive gold jewellery.
He returned to live in Jamaica several years ago.