Saturday 7 December, 2019

George Nooks released after arrest in St Andrew

George Nooks

George Nooks

Reggae artiste George Nooks was released from police custody on Sunday evening without charge after the 'God is Standing By' entertainer had been taken into custody by the police on the weekend.

"On Friday evening, Nooks was inexplicably arrested, he was taken to the Narcotics headquarters on Spanish Town Road and kept there until Sunday afternoon and released after his vehicle  was searched without charge. We are in the process of filing suit for false arrest, this is definitely something we have to consider," Nooks' attorney Tom Tavares-Finson told Loop News reporter Claude Mills.

According to police reports, Nooks had been arrested after a capsule which allegedly contained a substance was found near a location in Liguanea ,St Andrew. He was accosted by the police who suspected that Nooks threw the capsule away when he was approached by law enforcement.

The capsule was allegedly retrieved and Nooks taken to the police station to be questioned.

Allegations are that while he was at the police station and being processed, the artiste took the capsule from a desk and ingested the substance inside.

He was carried to the Kingston Public Hospital, the KPH, and held under police guard.

Sources close to the entertainer deny all wrongdoing.

In May 2017, the 56-year-old artiste was charged with possession of cocaine. That case is still before the court.

Nooks, who performed as Prince Mohammed during the late 1970s and 1980s, is known for songs such as 'God is Standing By' , 'Ride out the Storm' and 'Tribal War'. 

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