Ninja Man to remain in prison

Popular deejay Ninja Man and his son Janile Ballentine will have to spend a few more days in jail before another bail application is made on their behalf.

A bail application was to be made on behalf of the deejay, whose real name is Desmond Ballentine, yesterday, but the matter was put off until July 9 because of the absence of the prosecutor.

The deejay, his son and another man, Clayton Dennis, are charged with murder, conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. They are charged in connection with the March 16 murder of 20-year-old Ricardo ‘Ricky Trooper’ Johnson.

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The deejay has been in custody since March and has been denied bail. However, another application is to be made today.

According to reports, Johnson was sweeping his yard in the company of a friend at Mall Road, St Andrew, on the day in question, when a motor car with three men aboard drove up. An argument developed between Johnson’s friend and the men who left but later returned with guns blazing. Johnson was fatally shot in the incident.

Ninja Man turned himself in to the police while his son and the other accused were held during a police operation in St Ann.

Source: JamaicaStar


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