Veteran dancehall artiste Ninja Man granted bail

by DRW
(Jamaica)

Ninja Man

Ninja Man

After three years in jail, Desmond Ballentine, also known as Ninja Man has been granted bail, when he appeared in the Home Circuit Court today March 23, 2012.


He was granted bail in the sum of $2 million with surety. He is to return to court on July 15.

Ballentine is to surrender his travel documents and will have to report to the police on a daily basis.

His son Jamel was also granted bail.

Ninja man has been in custody since 2009.

He is charged jointly with his son Jamel and two other men, Dennis Clayton and Seymour Samuels.

They are charged with the March 16, 2009 murder of Richard Johnson.

It is alleged that on the day in question, Johnson was sweeping his yard in the company of a friend on Mall Road, St Andrew, when a motor car with three men aboard drove up.

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