Gullyside dancehall star Mavado will return to the Montego Bay Resident Magistrate’s Court next month after his case was pushed back when he appeared in court earlier this week.
According to reports, one of the deejay’s lawyers was absent from the court hearing, which resulted in the delay. In court on Monday, defence lawyer Martyn Thomas asked Resident Magistrate (RM) Winsome Henry to put off the case for a later date, as fellow defence counsel Tom Tavares-Finson was absent.
Thomas also revealed that the complainant in the case had been instructed by the Anti-Corruption Branch to give an additional statement in the matter, which is now in the hands of the prosecution.
Mavado, whose real name is David Constantine Brooks, is accused of assault occasioning bodily harm and malicious destruction of property after an incident in St. James last summer.
Allegations are that on July 22, the complainant was driving a white Toyota Camry motor car along the Belmont main road in St James, when he pulled over on the side of the road to allow a line of traffic to pass. The deejay and members of his entourage was traveling in same traffic on his way to performing at Reggae Sumfest.
A member of the entourage reportedly approached the complainant’s car, opened the door and slapped the complainant in his face and also kicked him in the groin. The complainant came out of the car and retaliated by kicking his attacker to the ground.
The complainant received several injuries including a swollen foot, lost teeth and cuts and bruises. His vehicle was also damaged in the alleged incident.