A reggae artiste/producer charged with two counts of rape and assault had his bail application denied yesterday and was further remanded in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s court until February 9.
The musician, 39, is charged with rape, grievous sexual assault and assault occasioning bodily harm.
According to his attorney, the allegations stem from a failed extortion attempt, though not stating whom it involved.
She also made mention of his shows being affected by the ongoing issue.
The court heard that the accused met the complainant on social media website Facebook and that a photo suggesting to be an individual was uploaded, which later turned out otherwise.
The investigating officer in the matter objected to bail on the grounds that the accused man’s identity was not verified.
Resident Magistrate Maxine Ellis told the investigators to look carefully at all material based on the allegations.
The accused man’s wife was in court at the time of the proceedings. However, she was not called, even though the attorney told the court that she had her husband’s passport available to hand over to the court as part of any bail condition.
The matter will again be mentioned on February 9th.