Thursday 28 May, 2020

Peter Champagnie confirms he’s tuned in to defend Dexta Daps

Peter Champagnie

Peter Champagnie

Attorney-at-law Peter Champagnie QC has confirmed that he has been retained by popular entertainer Louis Grandison, better known as Dexta Daps, who was taken into police custody on Wednesday.

The attorney has also indicated that the entertainer remains in custody and has not been charged, and has indicated that he (Champagnie) has since written to the police.

The entertainer was reportedly taken into custody by detectives in relation to gang activities in Seaview Gardens and neighbouring communities within the St Andrew South Police Division.

On Wednesday a video of the 'Morning Love’ singer's arrest surfaced on social media. The video showed a throng of residents of a section of Seaview Gardens, the artiste’s old stomping ground, following behind cops as they led the entertainer to a waiting jeep in which other men from the community were already in custody.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Stephanie Lindsay, head of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's (JCF) Corporate Communications Unit (CCU), told Loop News on Wednesday, that the singer was held in relation to an ongoing investigation into gang-related activities in the police division.

A day later, Champagnie weighed in.

“What I can confirmed is that Mr Grandison is still in custody,” the attorney said. “He has not been charged. I have since written to the police indicating that he is available to be interviewed in (relation to) whatever investigations that they are pursuing,” added Champagnie.

He said he is awaiting a response from the police to determine his next move.

“If it is that there is some inordinate delay in terms of the response (from the police), then I will deal with the situation as I determine fit, so as to preserve my client’s constitutional right,” stated Champagnie.

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