Internationally renowned Dancehall superstar, Adidja “Vybz Kartel” Palmer will be the subjects of a series of interrogations this week in regarding two murder cases.
Kartel was arrested at a New Kingston hotel on Thursday night hours after shooting an episode for his Teacha’s Pet reality series. Following an operation carried out by the Flying Squad, they took Kartel into custody as well as a woman and two other men after discovering a small quantity of marijuana at the hotel. Later charged with possession of Ganja, “Di Teacha,” was carried around by police across several residences in Kingston and St. Catherine that he’s believed to either own or frequent. Reportedly, a badly burnt body was discovered at a premises located in Havendale, St. Andrew weeks previously while the artiste is also being investigated for a triple murder that took place in St.Catherine; leading to Kartel being held in custody this past weekend.
Kartel’s questioning was postponed at the request of Kartel’s legal team; a team comprising of veteran lawyers, Tom Tavares Finson, Christian Tavares Finson and Michael Deans. According to Assistant Police Commissioner Ealan Powell, Kartel’s attorneys failed to show up for a meeting on Saturday, hence, prompting investigators to reschedule for this week.
Meanwhile, more information about the nature of the investigation is expected to be released via a press conference this week. Furthermore, one of the main sponsors of Kartel’s Teacha’s Pet reality show, LIME is currently monitoring his case. The telecommunications outlet held a meeting on Friday discussing the future prospects of Teacha’s Pet and deciding what plan of action they would take should bigger charges be issued against the show’s focal point.