Jamaican dancehall star Ninjaman found guilty of murder

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Dancehall artiste Ninjaman was found guilty of murder a short while ago in the Supreme Court.

Ninjaman, whose given name is Desmond Ballentine, was charged  along with his son Jahneil with the March 2009 murder of Ricardo Johnson, also known as Trooper, on Marl Road in Kingston.

The dancehall deejay, who was granted bail in 2012, was taken into custody four weeks ago after his bail was revoked by High Court judge Justice Martin Gayle, who ordered that the murder trial should begin immediately.

The case had seen 17 trial dates and 23 mentions.

The case was recently transferred to a special court that handles cases on the books for more than five years.

Hailing from the parish of St Mary, Ninjaman came to prominence in the 1980s. He is known for songs including Artical Don, Border Clash, and Cover Me featuring Tinga Stewart.

The deejay also had a major role in the local action movie Third World Cop in 1999.

(Jamaica Observer)

Source: Jamaica Observer

10 Responses to Jamaican dancehall star Ninjaman found guilty of murder

  1. Jude Parker
    Jude Parker November 20, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Gail Smith

    Reply
  2. Desmond Edwards
    Desmond Edwards November 20, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Not good

    Reply
  3. Justin Moore
    Justin Moore November 20, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    If he ends going to the same prison as Kartel, the two of them can collab.

    Reply
    • Anton Brown
      Anton Brown November 20, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      Since Kartel in jail still making records… he be just fine. He got plenty of time to write some good music without distractions

      Reply
  4. Anfaani Henry
    Anfaani Henry November 20, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    They are always killing

    Reply
  5. Kearn Williams
    Kearn Williams November 20, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Wait he does sing ‘conscious music’ too or he does only dance to it. Wait, all ninjamen does look alike?

    Reply
  6. harry turnover November 21, 2017 at 6:32 am

    I was about to say that the Bajan ninja man look like he brudda.

    Reply
  7. Overwatch Z November 21, 2017 at 7:12 am

    That whole island needs purging, those jamican filth and there culture and EVERYTHING, they like the US and other countries are like a infection destroying everything.

    Reply
  8. lester November 21, 2017 at 10:00 am

    whatsoever you sow you will reap, a lot more like him want locking up as well, they are enablers to crime violence and drug use, good riddance…….

    Reply
  9. milli watt November 21, 2017 at 10:19 am

    he caaan be nuh NINJA!

    Reply

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