Ninjaman Asks Court to Spare Alleged Attacker

CONTROVERSIAL dancehall deejay Ninjaman, who in August reported that a fellow inmate had used a stone “to knock him out cold”, has asked the court to dismiss the case against his alleged attacker.

The 48-year-old entertainer, whose real name is Desmond Ballentine, told Senior Corporate Area Magistrate Judith Pusey Tuesday that he wanted the assault charge against Kevin Maitland dropped, but the request was flatly denied.

“…Unfortunately that is not your decision to make. I have to see the medical first,” Pusey told Ballentine.

The artiste was attacked on August 3, allegedly by Maitland after returning to his cell at the Horizon Remand Centre in Kingston after taking a morning shower.

Maitland, it is being alleged, used a stone that was in a sock to hit Ballentine on the forehead, rendering him unconscious.

The case will again be mentioned on October 19. Both men have been remanded into police custody.

Ninjaman has been in custody since 2009, awaiting trial on a charge of murder.

Source: Jamaica Observer

Start the discussion ...