just one day after Father’s Day, the song of dancehall superstar, Mavado, will be in court answering to murder charges.
18 Karat Reggae will not release the name of Mavado’s son because he is only 16 years old. However, he is being charged in connection with the murder of Lorenza Thomas, 23, popularly known as ‘Chulups’ and ‘Israel’.
According the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Corporate Communications Unit, at 3:30 am on June 5, a group of armed men forced their way into Thomas’s home in the Cassava Piece community in St Andrew. He was shot, chopped, and his body set on fire.
The police are charging the minor with with conspiracy to murder, arson, shooting with intent, as well as illegal possession of firearm and ammunition. It is alleged the murder occurred days after Mavado was reportedly shot at by a group of men.
The police had issued a June 6 deadline for the entertainer to report to them as he could assist them in their investigations. The deejay, however, had left the island days before.
Mavado’s attorneys are contending that the entertainer is fulfilling his prior contractual obligations and is willing to cooperate with the cops at a time most convenient to them both.
Mavado, whose real name is David Brooks, is from Cassava Piece in St Andrew. He got his big break in 2004 with the song Real McKoy. He is also known for tracks like Weh Dem A Do, Settle Down and Money Changer.