An incident involving the serious injuring of veteran dancehall deejay Desmond Ninja Man Ballentine was brought before the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court in Jamaica this week. According to The Jamaica Star, the police are now investigating an incident in which the popular dancehall artiste was “knocked unconscious” by a prisoner at the Horizon Adult Remand Centre in Kingston. The incident reportedly occurred about two weeks ago.
Kevin Maitland, the accused, has been charged with unlawful wounding. Allegations are that on August 3, the deejay was walking to his cell when he was attacked. It is reported that Ninja Man was hit in the head with a stone that the accused had concealed in a sock.
Ninja Man and Maitland are to return to court on August 22.
Ninja Man, 45, has been in custody since 2009, and is awaiting trial for murder.
The deejay and his 20-year-old son, Janiel Ballentine, along with Clayton Dennis and Seymour Samuels are charged with the murder of 20-year-old Ricardo Johnson, a resident of Olympic Gardens, St Andrew.
Johnson was killed in a drive-by shooting on March 16, 2009.
SOURCE: Jamaica Source