Mavado for court today

Mavado, whose real name is David Brooks, was slapped with the charge July of last year.

Similar court dates were also given to the entertainer’s promoter, Gregory Lindo, who is charged with perverting the course of justice and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

The allegations against the entertainer are that at about 7:00 pm on July 22, the complainant and his son were in a Toyota Camry along the Belmont main road in St James when they came upon a long line of traffic and pulled off the road.

It is alleged that a man came to the driver’s door of the complainant’s car, opened it then slammed it before reopening the door and proceeding to assault the man. The court heard that the man slapped the complainant in his face and kicked him in the groin.

Mavado is then said to have driven up in a black Range Rover and told the complainant to move out of the way, as he was not going to drive his vehicle over the stones, but the complainant refused.

The court heard that Mavado then used his vehicle to squeeze the man between his car door, causing swelling to his foot and a cut to his shoulder.

The court also heard that the damage to the car was about $25,000.

Up to the last appearance in court in September, the other men, who were reported with the artiste at the time of the incident and who are alleged to have assaulted a teenaged boy with a machete, were yet to be apprehended and charged.



Mavado for court today

A man and his teenaged son were allegedly attacked and assaulted by the deejay and a number of other men over a traffic incident.


Reports are that the complainant parked his car along a section of Belmont road at about 7:00 pm, when the deejay and members of his entourage drove up.


In an effort to avoid potholes in the road, the deejay allegedly asked that the man drive his vehicle further down the road to allow them to pass.

However, after man refused, it is alleged that members of Mavado’s entourage emerged from the vehicle and began attacking the man and his son with a machete.

The man allegedly received injuries all over his body, while several of his son’s teeth were said to have been knocked out.

A report was made at the Anchovy Police Station and the injured man and his son taken to hospital where they were treated.

Mavado, who was then sought by the police, later gave himself up at the Freeport police station in the company of a lawyer on July 27, five days after the incident is alleged to have taken place.

Meanwhile an accomplice, 35- year-old Gregory Lindo, otherwise known as Fox Road’ was also arrested and charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.

The Montego Bay man was held by members of the Anti- Corruption Branch after he allegedly attempted to hand over a sum of money to a man who had reported an incident of assault against the artiste to the police.

Lindo was granted bail in the sum of $200,000 with condition that he report to the Freeport Police Station in Montego Bay every Wednesday. He is scheduled to return to court on Thursday, September 15.

 (Jamaica Observer)

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