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Ninja Man’s lawyers to seek bail

Published:Wednesday | November 30, 2011 | 8:51 AM

Barbara Gayle, Staff Reporter

Lawyers for dancehall deejay Ninja Man, whose real name is Desmond Ballentine, are to seek bail, when his murder trial resumes in the Home Circuit Court on December 9.

Ninja man has been in custody since 2009.

He is charged jointly with his son Jamel and two other men, Dennis Clayton and Seymour Samuels.

Samuels is out on bail while the others remain behind bars.

They are charged with the March 16, 2009 murder of Richard Johnson.

It is alleged that on the day in question, Johnson was sweeping his yard in the company of a friend on Mall Road, St Andrew, when a motor car with three men aboard drove up.

An argument developed between Johnson’s friend and the men, who left but later returned with guns blazing.

Johnson was fatally shot in the incident.

Ninja Man turned himself into the police shortly after the incident, upon hearing that he was being sought as a person of interest in the case.