CONTRARY to media reports, the assets of embattled deejay Vybz Kartel have not been seized.
According to Assistant Commissioner of Police Elan Powell, head of Criminal Investigation Bureau, he was unaware of this.
“I don’t know anything about that and if that was the case, I would know,” he told the Jamaica Observer.
According to reports, Kartel — whose real name is Adidja Palmer — had his highly prized valuables seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act. The reports also claim that the deejay’s 2010 Mercedes Benz S-Class, a laptop and documentation regarding properties he owns were seized and are being stored at the Police Commissioner’s Office in St Andrew.
Vybz Kartel was arrested in October and later slapped with two separate charges of murder. The entertainer, along with two other men — Nigel Thompson and Lenburgh McDonald — have been charged with the July murder of 27-year-old Barrington ‘Bossie’ Bryan, a promoter of a Gregory Park address in St Catherine.
In relation to that incident, the men were also charged with illegal possession of firearm and are to return to the Gun Court Division of the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on February 3.
Additionally, the entertainer and five others — Andre St John, Kahira Jones, Portmore Empire artiste Shawn ‘Shawn Storm’ Campbell, designer Calvin Hay, and Shane Williams — have also been charged with the August 16 murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams, who was killed over the disappearance of two illegal guns.