Jamaican police commissioner Owen Ellington recently made some scathing statements about embattled dancehall deejay Vybz Kartel.
Vybz Kartel, real name Adidja Palmer, is currently serving a life sentence in a maximum security prison after being convicted for the 2011 murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams.
Throughout the high profile murder trial, fans of the incarcerated deejay have accused the police force and the Crown of an unfair trial to bring down Kartel.
But during a recent interview on All Angles, Ellington says that Vybz Kartel was the mastermind behind a gang that murdered over 100 people.
“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.”
Owen Ellington also weighed in on the controversy over police tampering with the evidence in the highly publicised trial that convicted Vybz Kartel and three of his friends on March 13, 2014.
Vybz Kartel will be eligible for parole in 35 years.
Shawn “Storm” Campbell, Andre St. John, and Kahira Jones are also serving life sentences for the murder. Campbell and Jones will be eligible for parole in 25 years, while St John will have to wait 30 years for parole.
The four man have already file an appeal for a new trial.