'Livity' Coke's case set for September 9
Barbara Gayle, Justice Coordinator
The suit brought by Leighton ‘Livity’ Coke, the brother of former Tivoli Gardens strongman Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke, seeking compensation for the alleged beating he received from soldiers at the Horizon Adult Remand Centre last year has been set for hearing on September 9.
The case was set for hearing yesterday in the Constitutional Court but had to be put off because of another case which was being heard.
Coke and five high-risk prisoners claimed they were severely beaten by the soldiers.
He is claiming that his constitutional rights were breached as a result of the beatings and that inhumane treatment was been meted out to him during his incarceration.
The respondents in the suit are the Commissioner of Corrections, the Chief of Staff of the Jamaica Defense Force, the Ministry of National Security and the Attorney General.
Coke is being represented by Attorneys-at-Law Carolyn Reid-Cameron and Chukwuemeka Cameron.
The JDF reported that Coke received his injuries while being restrained after he attacked three soldiers.
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