Was Vybz Kartel trying to become a police informant during his grueling murder trial?
According to a report in the Observer on Sunday, police sources say Vybz Kartel approached the police high command with information about several wanted men and illegal firearms in return for immunity.
According to the police source, Kartel information lead to a massive police investigation that ultimately recovered 17 illegal firearms and the arrest of several wanted men.
“He wanted to meet with the commissioner who assigned a member of the high command to meet him,” the source said. “During the meeting he offered information on wanted men in Portmore and also coughed up a number of illegal firearms. He was trying to broker a deal to get the charges dropped.”
The source, who is a senior cop in the Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF, says Vybz Kartel made the offer to become an informant when he realized his back was against the wall in the murder trial for the death of Clive “Lizard” Williams.
Dancehall HipHop sources inside the police force also confirmed that Kartel did met with the police high command.
If these allegations of being a snitch/informer are true, does this mean Vybz Kartel life is in danger in prison?
Kartel, real name Adidja Palmer, as well as, Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Andre St John and Kahira Jones were all convicted on March 13, 2014 for the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams. All four men were handed down life sentences on April 3, 2014.
Vybz Kartel was sentenced to life in a maximum security prison and will be eligible for parole in 35 years. Shawn Storm, Andre St. John, and Kahira Jones will be eligible for parole in 25 years, 30 years and 25 years respectively.
The Crown made their case that the four men plotted and murder Clive “Lizard” Williams on August 16, 2011 at Kartel’s house in Havendale.
His body was never recovered.