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The matter regarding an outstanding warrant for dancehall star Mavado has again reared its ugly head with the impending trial involving him and disbarred attorney-at-law Jennifer Messado.
The deejay, who currently resides in the U.S, is allegedly wanted by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) for questioning in connection with a 2018 investigation surrounding a flare-up of violent activities in his hometown Cassava Piece, St. Andrew.
Fresh from his stint in Trinidad & Tobago, Mavado, now focused on his legal woes, on Wednesday afternoon, took to social media to offer his perspective on the warrant and also the criminal case with Messado, whom he accused of stealing J$30 million from him in a real estate deal.
In a lengthy Instagram post, the Gully Gad wrote,
“Let’s talk about this so-called warrant we have heard about all of a sudden after 4 years. It seems as if some officers assigned to the Constant Spring police station, Jennifer Messado and her people, are conspiring against me. The same police that locked my son up years ago are also the same police that suddenly came up with this warrant 4 years later, in particular one female officer who told me that Jennifer Messado is her friend. Now my ppl years ago, when I left Jamaica, I left things in my lawyers’ hands. My lawyers – both overseas and in Jamaica, were in regular communication with the Jamaica Constabulary Force and there was never any mention of any outstanding warrants, nothing like that was said to my lawyers over a 4 year period. I wasn’t wanted for anything or any reason in Jamaica. In my son’s case, the witness went to court after he already changed his story 3 times in 3 different statements! lie also told the court that he didn’t mention anything about me, and that his statements were altered, so how can a judge still find my son guilty!? With 3 altered statements and a new statement given on the stand? PPL are concluding that this looks like blatant corruption but we are confident the justice system will find exactly that in the appeal. “
Addressing the current case involving Messado, he wrote,
“Fast forward 4 years later to the unconnected JENNIFER MESSADO criminal trial – the case where she stole over 30 MILLION DOLLARS from me, AT THE COURT DATE PRIOR TO THE MOST RECENT ONE, her attorney Christopher Townsend all of a sudden came to court and mentioned that I am a wanted man in Jamaica, and that the reason I’m not showing up to court is because I’m running away from prosecution. He said this in a effort to prevent me from giving my statement Via satellite for my 30 MILLION DOLLARS his client stole from me, because by law if I am wanted I would not be able to do so. BUT the DPP office nor the JCF had any idea of any warrants against me. Keep in mind I am a high profile figure whose name they have had no problem calling over the years in connection with any allegation. My lawyers, the DPP office, no media NOBODY knew of this so-called warrant’s existence. The ONLY person who knew, apparently, was Christopher Townsend – Jennifer Messado lawyer. How that possible? My lawyers also checked and there were no warrants found. Furthermore Townsend is well aware his client stole my money and said to me personally he would give it back, and I have proof. He was cc’d on e-mails to return my money and he’s also been telling my lawyers to this day that he will facilitate returning my money because he didn’t want me to take it to trial. But now he’s in court trying to get a judge to stop me from testifying and somehow is the only person who was aware of a warrant that has supposedly been in existence for 4 years that nobody knew about but him. Notice that the JCF haven’t even publicly answered journalists questions as to what the warrant is for? Are the JCF embarrassed to do so because they know its manufactured? A lot of questions need to be answered 111.”
“On the morning of the most recent court date, the DIT’s second in command got my business phone number and called me around 9am to ask me if I had any idea about a warrant, because it’s time for trial and a “Warrant miraculously appeared” from the Constant Spring police station. which has a well-documented history of corruption. NOW my ppl, keep in mind Christopher Townsend, Jennifer Messado’s lawyer was the first person to mention this so-called warrant! Not my lawyers not even the DPP office knew of this. He was the first person to mention to the judge that I’m wanted, so the judge ordered an investigation. The police went to all these agencies that historically have wanted to implicate Mavado for any reason they can find. None of these agencies knew about this so-called warrant. Eventually the Constant Spring police station said that a police officer has a warrant for me, but surprise surprise it couldn’t be found in the books. They then took over 6 weeks to locate a physical copy of this so-called warrant that miraculously appeared on this recent court date, where the judge was supposed to give me the go ahead to testify via satellite. I am calling on the DPP office to do their job and thoroughly investigate just when this warrant was written so that they are not seen to be enabling this corruption. “
“Presently the DPP office is telling my lawyers that I need to come in and deal with the warrant to be able to testify. what a set up . So now I’m wondering, how many more manufactured outstanding warrants are out there? Can I know before I get there? Or do I have to wait until I get there to find out? It seem as if the justice system needs to weed out its own criminals, but we keep the faith in the justice system to do the right thing in mine and everybody’s case. I would like to ask the DPP office why hasn’t Townsend been investigated for his part in all this and why hasn’t Jennifer Messado been charged for money laundering and scamminq she’s a choppa. Speaking of choppa, pay attention to this video, this fully sane woman is in the middle of half Way Tree posing as a mad woman! Because that’s their next defense in court on the trial date coming up VERY SOON! 1 would like to remind the judge that this woman was of sound mind when she stole my 30 MILLION and is of sound mind today. “
Over the weekend, Mavado made headlines when he and fellow entertainer Skeng met in Trinidad for the Life The Concert. Prior to the event, the Gullyside singer lauded Skeng for his current contribution to the dancehall industry as they spoke candidly at the Piarco International airport.