Vybz Kartel is certainly pleased for the release of his former protege, Tommy Lee Sparta, from jail.
On Tuesday, the Instagram account for the incarcerated Dancehall star shared a photo of the “Shook” deejay with his lawyer Tom Tavares-Finson.
“BUDUDUP! ( A #Gaza Pickney . BigUp Mr Tom Tavares Finson OH !!!,” the ‘Under Water’ deejay captioned the photo.
Parish Judge Sandrea Wong-Small, on May 29, ordered the immediate release of Tommy Lee Sparta from police custody when the matter was brought up in the St James Parish Court.
The ruling comes a week after the judge gave the police 7 days to justify the “Happy Life” deejay’s detention after a habeas corpus application made by his lawyers Tom Tavares-Finson and Donahue Martin, on behalf of Tommy Lee Sparta.
The Jamaican entertainer, real name Leroy Russell, was taken in custody at the Half-Way-Tree Police Station by C-TOC officers two weeks ago. The entertainer was then transferred to the Freeport police station in St James.
Meanwhile, his lawyer, Ernie Smith, is claiming that Tommy Lee Sparta has lost more than JM $20 million in earnings over the last three years.
While he has been named as a person of interest in criminal investigations before, he has never been convicted.
In 2016, Tommy Lee has was named a person of interest by the Kingston Eastern police after a shooting on Saunders Avenue.
Last year the St James police also named him a person of interest in events which took place in Flankers, but no legal action came from these matters.
In January of this year, Tommy Lee Sparta made a surprised visit to Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre to see Vybz Kartel.
The two men reportedly had a lengthy conversation and are now on good terms thanks to Sean Kingston who was the middleman.