Written by: Nekisha Neicy Cyrus
Jamaica’s Reggae Artiste Jah Cure could be facing up to 15 years in a Dutch prison after being charged with attempted murder and assault.
Jah Cure, whose real name is Siccature Alcock, age 42, has been remanded to a detention center for 14 days while the police investigation continues. The details of the incident of the assault are said to be a bit vague at this time, with only a report by police confirming that there was a stabbing on October 1st in Dam Square. The report states that a 42-year-old man was arrested while the victim was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery. The victim is said to be Dutch Promoter Nicardo Blake, popularly known as Papa, owner of Roots Vibes Promotion which was the promoter for the show that Jah Cure was attending in Amsterdam.
The Reggae singer has been in Europe since the beginning of August for his three-month tour of Europe with show appearances in countries such as Germany, Belgium, and Spain.
The Grammy-nominated singer who is well known for his popular hits ‘Love is’, ‘Longing For’, ‘Never Find’, ‘Unconditional Love’, ‘Prison Walls’, and more was also sentenced to 13 years in prison more than a decade ago in 2018 for raping and robbing a woman at gunpoint. He was released after serving 8 years after a successful parole application. He was also arrested in 2011 for drug possession charges for a small quantity of marijuana in his vehicle. At the time, marijuana was not decriminalized in Jamaica.
However, according to well-known Attorney-at-Law, Christopher Townsend, his criminal history won’t have any bearing on his current charges. Townsend has a history of representing other attorneys for criminal offenses such as Capleton, Elephant Man, Munga Honorable, and more.
Meanwhile, Cure’s Attorney-at-law Donahue Martin said he didn’t have enough information on the matter but wished his client a favorable outcome.
“For anybody I have represented, it is always regrettable for them to be in custody, but I can’t apply my mind to it because I don’t know enough. The information we’re getting from there is quite skeletal, but I am hoping for the best for him,” the lawyer was quoted as saying to the Gleaner News.
Martin added that while he has a personal relationship with Jah Cure and has represented him on less severe legal matters, he does not know enough about his current case in Amsterdam to make a reasonable assessment.
“It is still a crime of violence, but it depends on whether or not they will take this into consideration as it relates to this jurisdiction because it is out of the jurisdiction, as well as they may say that that was some time ago. So, the length of time that offence was committed will also be taken into consideration,” he said.
According to Cure’s manager, Nathan Cowan, Cure is said to be ‘okay’ though behind bars in Zaandam near Amsterdam in The Netherlands. In the past, whenever Jamaicans are arrested and/or held in custody overseas, the policy of the Government of Jamaica is to allow the legal processes to run their due course and not to reveal the names of nationals arrested and/or incarcerated overseas or to discuss in the media the charges against them.
We at Caribbean Entertainment Hub will be keeping you updated with this story as it progresses.
Sources include: https://urbanislandz.com, https://www.dancehallmag.com, https://jamaica.loopnews.com
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