Jamaica News, Montego Bay: St James Parish Court Judge, Sandrea Wong Small have now given the police seven days to come up with a justification for the detention of dancehall entertainer Tommy “Sparta” Lee .
Justice Wong Small have indicated that the investigators must produce documents to justify where they are heading with the entertainer’s case.
Tommy Lee has now hired the services of top criminal lawyer Tom Tavares-Finson to represent him and upon his first apperance, Tavares-Finson filed a habeas corpus in the St James Parish Court on Tuesday, May 22, to have his client released from custody.
Tommy Lee whose really name is Leroy Russell was taken into custody early on Sunday morning, May 20, right after he had just finish performing on the popular television series Magnum Kings and Queens of the dancehall, which was being held at Manor Park in St Andrew.
The entertainer who was born in Flankers, St James, but has been living in Kingston since the past four years, was then transported to St James where he is being held at the Freeport lockup under the State of Public Emergency.
A number of residents in and around the parishes of western Jamaica say they are now very concern with the actions of the police.
One Montego Bay businessman pointed out that, this is not the first time where the entertainer has been taken into custody by the police during the Reggae Sumfest season and this is very questionable.
Persons in and around the city of Montego Bay told our news team that, the entertainer has been taken into custody since the past three days and despite hiring the services of two of the country’s top Attorneys-at-law the police are still refusing to release him from custody, and this move by the lawmen is also questionable.
By Henry Bucknor