Murder of witness ends case against alleged August Town gangster

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Murder of witness ends case against alleged August Town gangster

Friday, November 08, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica— The Director of Public Prosecutions today abandoned the case against alleged gangster George Ellis.

According to the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) despite the work of lawmen, the DDP entered a nolle prosequi, which ended the case.

The JCF said this came as a result of the murder of the prosecution's key witness in 2017.

It is alleged that Ellis was the leader of the 'No Dollars, No Cents' gang based in August Town, St Andrew.

The police were adamant that every effort was made by lawmen to have the witness placed under the Witness Protection Programme.

According to the police, the individual however resisted protection.

The police said people have been taken into custody for the murder of the witness and charges have been laid against them and that the investigation continues.

The JCF urged potential witnesses in major cases to, when the need arises, make themselves available for witness protection as the state has the capacity to protect individuals “who come forward to assist in the justice system”.

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