Men held with gun outside Petrojam slapped with additional charge
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Three men who were reportedly held at the entrance to the Petrojam oil refinery in an alleged plot to kill an employee last November, were slapped with additional charges on Thursday.
The men, who were already booked on two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon, have now been charged with conspiracy to murder.
The new charge arose following further investigations by detectives assigned to the Kingston Western police.
Those charged are 22-year-old Ryan ‘Alfred’ Morrison, a construction worker from Belvedere, St Andrew; Nicholas ‘Nicka’ Freeman, 29, from Trinidad Road, Kingston 11; and Ackeem ‘Brown Chops’ Moore, 22, from Rockfort, Kingston 2, and Steer Town, St Ann.
Reports were that around 6:30 am on November 23 last year, the three went to the location in a blue Toyota Yaris motorcar, where they were accosted and searched by the police.
Two illegal firearms were found in the accused men’s possession, and they were charged for the weapons six days later, on November 29, 2023.
Further investigations by the police revealed that the accused men went to the oil refinery to kill a technician who worked there. They were subsequently slapped with the new charges.