Friday 24 May, 2019

No more interference for Buju and team, CoP assures

Buju Banton can rest assured that there will be no further interferences ahead of his I Am Legend concert, set to take place at the Queen’s Park Savannah today.

The assurance follows a police search of the singer's hotel room and a subsequent meeting between the Police Commissioner and the Jamaican dancehall and reggae artiste on Staurday night.

In a statement issued on Sunday, Griffith assured that the search executed on the singer’s room was not any personal attack on Buju or his team, adding that he will do all within his power to ensure the rest of the singer's stay in this country remains peaceful and incident-free.

The Commissioner acknowledged the embarrassment caused by the search but explained that the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit received certain information, and as a result, they executed a search warrant.

He noted that if intelligence is received officers must act, but nothing illegal was found.

Griffith, however, expressed concern that the intelligence was flawed.

He explained that when intelligence is received, officers are supposed to follow up by conducting surveillance. An investigation has since been launched to determine whether or not this done.

The Commissioner said the incident is further cause for him to complete the streamlining and restructuring of the operations of the OCIU.

Get the latest local and international news straight to your mobile phone for free: