Dancehall fans have mixed reaction to Ninjaman life sentence.
The harsh penalty was handed down in the Home Circuit Court in Kingston on Monday (December 18, 2017) following his murder conviction on November 20th, nearly a month prior. Ninjaman felt like he was given an unfair trial and vow to appeal, but in Jamaica as evident with Vybz Kartel case, appeals could take several years to even get a hearing in Jamaica.
During his sentencing hearing, Dancehall Queen Carlene, and dancehall artist Stacious, gave character testimony on behalf of the deejay but that wasn’t enough to sway the judge. Fans have since been weighing in on the sentencing with some calling it harsh while others think it didn’t go far enough.
“That’s why crimes and the law is not being taken seriously because people are being handed lenient sentences for heinousness crimes,” one fan wrote on social media while another added, “Did he not commit murder? If so why is he not in prison for life? And the other two as well? What’s up with that?”
“Jamaica Justice system is really a man murder him babymother & dump r body Inna gutter get 15yrs & it caught on camera.. A man say him saw Ninjaman kill a man Ninja get life imprisonment ..what kind a justice system we have a Jamaica @andrewholnessjm d system wah scrap,” one fan who supports Ninjaman vents.