Vybz Kartel is not going down without a fight. Attorneys representing the embattled dancehall star has filed a multimillion dollar lawsuit against outgoing Police Commissioner Owen Ellington.
Kartel’s lead attorney, Tom Tavares-Finson, told ZipFM, that the documents have ben signed by the incarcerated deejay but he had dated them which he shouldn’t have. So he will have to re-sign new docs which will be filed in the next couple of days.
It is unknown how much money Vybz Kartel is suing Owen Ellington for, but sources told Dancehall HipHop it is in the millions.
“The commissioner is part of a wider conspiracy to bring down Vybz Kartel and this lawsuit will send a clear message to this corrupt authority,” the source told us requesting anonymity.
In April of this year, Police Commissioner Owen Ellington revealed in an interview with TVJ’s All Angles that Vybz Kartel lead a gang that is responsible for well over a 100 murders.
“Vybz Kartel lead a gang that was responsible for well over a hundred murders,” Owen Ellington said. “We have been telling the country this for a very long time. And everytime we move against this gang we were criticized, we were contemned and we were accused of being malicious.”
Ellington recently announced his retirement from being the top cop in Jamaica after just four years on the job.
After Vybz Kartel conviction in February, Ellington defended the police force from widespread criticism of their handling of evidence presented in the high profile murder trial.
Kartel, born Adidja Palmer, is currently serving a life sentence in a maximum security section of the Horizon Remand Center. He will be eligible for parole in 35 years, while his three co-convicts Shawn Storm Campbell, Andre St John, and Kahira Jones will have to wait 25 years for parole.