Saturday, July 18, 2009

Out Pon Bail....Maybe Not

It’s not looking good for good ol’ Desmond John Ballentine, more populaly known as Ninjaman, who was again denied bail at his most recent appearance at the Gun Court section of the Half-Way-Tree Criminal Court on July 9, 2009. Ninjaman, his son 21 year old Jahniel Ballentine, along with Clayton Dennis and Seymour Samuels are all remanded in custody on charges of murder, conspiracy to murder and illegal possession of a firearm.

According to the Constabulary Communication Network (CCN), March 16, about 11:15 a.m., 20-year-old Ricardo ‘Ricky Trooper’ Johnson was sweeping his yard in the company of a friend in the Marl Road area of Kingston, when a grey motorcar with three men aboard drove up. An argument reportedly developed between one of the men and Johnson's friend. The vehicle left and later returned and the occupants opened fire, hitting Johnson, who later died at the Kingston Public Hospital. The police, however, say they have no reports that Johnson's friend was injured in the incident.

His attorney, Norma Linton tried to renew their bail application, however, the court set a preliminary enquiry date for September 7.

In the late 1990s, Ninjaman was accused (but later acquitted), among other things, of having raped a woman at knifepoint in his home and having murdered a taxi driver. He was sentenced to one year in jail in late 1999, after being convicted of unlawfully possessing a firearm and ammunition. However unlike previous charges these loom more ominously for the artist.
Hey Annie, you think our friends over by Afflictedyard got anymore of those get out of jail cards can help out Ninjaman? Or maybe he just needs a bath over St. Thomas.


  1. HAHA, the first picture wicked, how ironic...

  2. Afflictedyard man dem do that one and yet still the Ninja doan learn^_^. But with all that the Ninja still a mi artist.

  3. hmmm ninja just never learn but i am just waiting to c what will sting be like this yr without him, if he is still behind bars then.

  4. Ratid mi not even memba bout that, him better sen him lawyer go link Madda Liza over St. Thomas fi some powder and rub up-rub up.

  5. Yar man same seen star. Him ago murder them man before yer understan' , den him ago beat up various woman, seen?, then him ago rape a 19 yr old woman , seen? Them him ago shoot up fi young boy beacu him a too pum pum fi fight bare hand star. Fe coke ago beershite him brain an mi a tel dem that yar mun him fe wicked deejay inade area and me a say him tune a wicked , but slack brain star wen it a come to respect for other people. So him now ago learn fii lesson, him cyan run way dis.