Donahue Martin, attorney-at-law representing embattled music producer Linval “Shabdon” Thompson Jr., said his client’s failure to appear before the court on Monday was due to the negligence of the police.
Martin expressed that the police failed in their duty to take the accused to court, where he’s set to stand trial for breaching the Corruption Prevention Act.
According to the documents submitted to the court, last October, Romario “BMR” Scott and co-accused Thompson Jr. were arrested and charged after an illegal firearm and ammunition were found in their possession during a police traffic stop in Old Harbour, St. Catherine.
Shabdon was subsequently acquitted of the illegal gun and ammunition charges against him but was accused of trying to bribe an officer of the law.
The allegations purport that he offered a law enforcement officer $2 million to remove the illegal firearm from his grey Mercedes-Benz before the authorities searched it.
Currently, in police custody in connection with a triple murder, Shabdon will appear before the St. James parish court on Thursday, December 1.
The music producer was arrested in June and accused of three counts of murder for an incident that occurred on May 25 on Marl Road, Rose Heights, St. James.