POPCAAN ATTORNEYS CALL ON JCF TO ISSUE APOLOGY AND RETRACT STATEMENT ABOUT ALLEGED BARBADOS INCIDENT

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Attorneys for dancehall artiste Popcaan have called on the Jamaica Constabulary Force, JCF to retract a statement it made recently about the entertainer being arrested in Barbados in 2011 for possession of cocaine.

Law firm Knight, Junior and Samuels in a release called on the police to retract the statement by noon today (Thurs), as well as publish an apology.

The release said the statement is entirely false as Popcaan whose given name is Andre Sutherland has never been arrested for the possession of cocaine in Barbados or any other country.

As such, the attorneys are demanding an immediate retraction of the statement published describing it as false and defamatory.

They are also demanding a fulsome apology, published on social media platforms and the Jamaica Constabulary Force‘s internal communications platforms, as well as damages be negotiated with the attorneys, commensurate with his station in life locally and internationally.

The lawyers said the conduct of the police has been reprehensible in incorrectly attributing such a scandalous accusation.

They said the words of the JCF would lead persons to think that their client was involved in egregious criminal activities contrary to the drug abuse (Prevention and Control) Act of Barbados.