Mavado says his son is innocent, according to his lawyer Tamika Harris.
The Dancehall deejay’s attorney is representing the 16-year-old who is charged with conspiracy to murder, arson, shooting with intent, as well as illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.
“He (Mavado) is distraught and a little perturbed,” Harris told media reporters.
“He is maintaining that the allegation against his son is not true, and he is willing to go at lengths to defend his son,” she added.
Mavado’s son is being charged in connection with the murder of 23-year-old Lorenza Thomas, also known as “Chulups” and “Israel”.
Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) of the Jamaica Constabulary Force revealed that at at 3:30 am on June 5, a group of armed men forced their way into Thomas’s home in the Cassava Piece community in St Andrew. He was consequently shot, chopped, and set ablaze.
This incident occurred days after the “Real Mckoy” deejay escaped injury after being shot at in the community.
“He is returning, but he has indicated to me that he does not want the media to know when,” said Harris.
Authorities had announced that the minor and another suspect would have appeared in court on Monday (June 18). However, there was a no show.
The police are responsible for taking the teen to court, according to Harris. She was unable to say when the teen is rescheduled to appear.
Mavado is known for a catalogue of Dancehall hits including “Real Mckoy,” “Weh Dem A Do,” “Gully Side,” “Chiney K,” “Nah Use Dem,” “Fresh Cash,” and “Dress To Imprees.”