Dancehall artiste Alkaline has reportedly spent his weekend at the Hunts Bay Police Station’s lock-up in Kingston.
The “Badness It Name” deejay, however, has not been charged, according to his attorney, Peter Champagnie.
“He remains in custody of the police. However, if he’s not released before Monday, I’ll be going to court to file a writ of habeas corpus,” Peter Champagnie told Jamaica Observer on Friday, Feb 10.
Alkaline, whose real name is Earlan Bartley, is into a fifth day in the custody of the police, who are probing last month’s murder of Rohan Morris in Maverly, St Andrew.
Morris was reportedly shot some 15 times in what has been cited as a gang feud in the community.
Superintendent Stephanie Lindsay, director of the Corporate Communications Unit, the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s information arm, confirmed that the question-and-answer sessions were completed but couldn’t say if the artiste would be released soon.
“They [the police] are reviewing the information… He [Alkaline] is still in police custody. As for when he’ll be released, I couldn’t answer that. I really don’t know,” she said.
However, the artiste’s attorney said he’ll be going to court to secure his client’s release if Alkaline is still held without charge on Monday.
On Thursday, Feb 9, Alkaline (real name is Earlan Bartley) reported to the Area Four Headquarters at Harman Barracks in Vineyard Town, accompanied by his lawyer.
The deejay was wanted for questioning regarding the murder of Rohan Morris in Maverley on January 13.
After an extensive interview with detectives, the Jamaican deejay was removed to the Criminal Investigation Branch office at the National Commercial Bank Towers in New Kingston for a second session.
He was detained at the Hunts Bay lock-up by afternoon.
Alkaline is known for songs such as “City,” “Champion Boy,” and “Conquer The World.”