Dancehall legend Ninjaman highly anticipated murder trial is now underway in the Home Circuit Court.
The trial is being held in camera and got off to a rocky start when a juror forced the case to adjourned earlier this week after he reportedly had difficulties attending court. A female police officer testified in court today giving evidence that implicates Ninjaman in the March 2009 gruesome murder of Ricardo Johnson also known as Trooper.
According to police, Johnson and Ninjaman son, Janiel Ballentine, had an argument and he left the scene and later return with his father Ninjaman and Dennis Clayton. Johnson was reportedly sweeping a yard when he was shot and killed by the three accusers on Marl Road, Kingston 11. Ninjaman has denied having any involvement in the murder.
The female police officer who testified told the court that she collected statements from a number of witnesses to the murder. Ninjaman is currently behind bars pending the outcome of the trial. Ninjaman and his two co-accused were on bail, but a judge ordered them to be put behind bars last month and that the trial be given priority.