Wednesday, 16 May 2018 11:00

Capleton's Raggy Road

Several entertainers were among the scores of people gathered in the courtyard of the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in Half-Way-Tree Monday to find out whether or not Capleton, who had spent the weekend in police lock-up, would be granted bail.

Capleton (given name Clifton Bailey) was granted bail in the sum of $250,000. He is charged with the rape of a hairdresser and is scheduled to next appear in court on June 14.

In addition to Capleton's parents and sister, who all did not wish to speak with the media, entertainers Anthony Cruz, Tony Rebel, and Queen Ifrica were present.

Queen Ifrica said the presence of supporters was inevitable based on Capleton's character.

“Shango [Capleton] a wi friend. Mi happy fi know seh him get bail and mi hope it's a quick process and him come out and we get fi see a wah gwaan. At the end of the day, it's just speculations, wi don't know, so we can't seh him innocent and we can't seh him guilty, so we just a wait. Is a good youth and is a youth weh everybody love and respect, that is why you see the support here today,” Queen Ifrica told the Jamaica Observer.

Entertainer Tony Rebel was also present: “As far as I am concerned, if you are before the courts that is not bad...it's if you are pronounced guilty. 'Cause anyone can trump up a charge on you. Right now mi deh right yah so a man can charge mi fi anything, but if you are found guilty and you are sentenced that is what I am concerned about. Right now I want to encourage entertainers to stay away from getting into trouble or be vigilant because sometimes you don't have to get into trouble, trouble can get into you,” Rebel said.

Reggae act Bamboo Kallum added that he is constantly around Capleton and hailed him as a nation builder.

Read 630 times