KINGSTON, Jamaica – Ovia Brown, the mother of the witness in the Mario Deane murder case who reportedly escaped custody two weeks ago, says that it was the police who released her son.
Brown made the declaration today during an interview with presenters on Nationwide news on Fahdean Ferguson’s reported escape.
“Him say police let him out and seh him fi walk weh and him walk weh. Him neva go tru no window,” Brown said.
“Mi ask dem [the police] fi show mi di window him go tru and all now nobody cyaa show mi. Him do di ID parade. Dem jus let him out di door and seh him fi walk weh and him walk weh,” Brown said.
Brown said her son gave her that version of events before turning himself into the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) on Monday.
INDECOM in a release on Monday, confirmed that the man surrendered to them.
Ferguson went absent from the Freeport Police Station in Montego Bay, St James after reportedly pointing out a police officer in the Deane case.
Deane died in hospital on August 6 after being beaten, reportedly, by cellmates at the Barnett Street Police Station after he was held for possession of a ganja cigarette.
Two persons have so far been charged.
Deane was laid to rest on Sunday.