A judge has dismissed disorderly conduct and resisting arrest charges against Jamaican deejay Skeng after attorney-at-law Christopher Townsend argued for the case to be dismissed.
When the case was mentioned Townsend contended the matter had vegetated for too long “without proper disclosure” and that was, in and of itself, an “abuse of process.”
The artiste, whose real name is Kevan Douglas, had been charged in relation to an incident at the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston last year.
He was jointly charged with Shaquille Kelly and Cara Wilson.
Police reported that Skeng was involved in a confrontation with officials at NMIA about 1:50 pm in May 2022. During the incident, he was allegedly pepper sprayed by the police. He was attempting to board a flight to Trinidad, where he was the headliner of an event in 2022.
He was subsequently charged, but allowed to leave the island; where he made an appearance in Trinidad and Tobago Carnival.
When Skeng did not appear, a bench warrant was issued for the deejay’s arrest.
Justice Leighton Morris agreed with Townsend’s arguments and dismissed the matter.
Earlier in the day, there had been an administrative mixup as the deejay’s case, which should have been heard in case management court, was actually listed in the Corporate Area Criminal court.