Mavado Speaks Out About His Son’s Murder Conviction & Addresses Corruption

Mavado (C)
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Mavado is speaking out in regards to his 18-year-old son who was convicted of murder.

We covered the report last week, Mavado’s son, Dante Brooks was found guilty of murder in the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston, Jamaica. He’s reportedly facing a life sentence in prison. Brooks was also found guilty of illegal possession of a firearm and arson. 

Mavado wrote a lengthy post on Instagram expressing gratitude to his supporters who have been helping him get through this difficult time. Then he addressed corruption in the Jamaican justice system. Take a look: 

“Really would like to express my gratitude to all the Fans, friends, and family who said positive and encouraging words throughout this terrible time.” He continued, 

“Corruption corruption corruption Jah know star! Some ppl are so fucking wicked how could a man change his statement over 4 times, even went on the stand and said that the police alter his statement. The police came to my home and took my son from my house in Norbrook, lock up 5 other family members for no reason, which resulted in two of my family members losing their jobs because they were in jail for days without any charges.”

“This man also went on the stand and said that these same police officers who carried out the arrest of my son & my family from my home are working for me and he feared his life.

The same man who claim he feared his life, still gave over 14 pages of statements? The inconsistencies inna this man statement only shed light on the corruption.”

Mavado went on to say that he’s going to fight hard for his son and his friend. Mavado claims they were “found guilty” before the trial even started. 

“I promise to fight for the lives of these Two innocent youths. It’s like my son was found guilty before trial, but I’m going to point out everything and the injustice one day at a time.”