Ninja cleared to perform by court

BY PAUL HENRY Crime/Court Desk co-ordinator henryp@jamaicaobserver.com

Friday, August 03, 2012 | 1:16 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — DANCEHALL act Ninja Man has been cleared by the Supreme Court to perform at two shows over the weekend.

The artiste, who is on $2million bail in relation to a murder charge, yesterday had his bail condition varied by a judge in chambers so that he can perform at A St Mary Mi Come From stage show in the Parish of St Mary on Saturday and another show in Negril Monday.

Ninja Man, whose real name is Desmond Ballentine, was, along with his son Janiel, offered bail in March, and ordered to report to the police at specific times on particular days. He was also required to be home at certain times of the day.

Ninja Man, Janiel, Dennis Clayton and Seymour Samuels are charged with the March 16, 2009 murder of Ricardo 'Ricky Trooper' Johnson in Kingston.

The other men are also on bail.

The four are to be tried for the murder in the Home Circuit Court on November 19.




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