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Ninja Man granted bail

Published:Friday | March 23, 2012 | 2:09 PM

Desmond Ballentine, also known as Ninja Man has been granted bail, after being in custody for three years, when he appeared in the Home Circuit Court today.

He was granted bail in the sum of $2 million with surety. He is to return to court on July 15.

Ballentine is to surrender his travel documents and will have to report to the police on a daily basis.

His son Jamel was also granted bail.

Ninja man has been in custody since 2009.

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

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.