Members of the anti-crime unit, Operation Kingfish, say that they will be speaking to two of the country’s leading deejays, Vybz Kartel and Aidonia, before this weekend about a picture police have in their possession.
The cops say that the picture they have show persons resembling the deejays Kartel, whose real name is Adidjah Palmer, and Aidonia (Sheldon Lawrence) posing with guns.
Spokesman for Operation Kingfish, Inspector Steve Brown, who described the photograph as disturbing said, “We have a photograph of four men, two of whom we have identified as Vybz Kartel and Aidonia … The two were seen posing with two high-powered weapons.”
While the police were reluctant to disclose how they received the photograph and how long they have had it in their possession, Inspector Brown adamantly expressed that the picture was not tampered with.
“No, the picture is not doctored,” Inspector Brown said before continuing “those guns are 100 per cent real.”
Inspector Brown said that up to yesterday afternoon they had not spoken with the two dancehall artistes. However, plans are set for them to do so before the end of the week.
When asked if the men can be charged if they are the ones in the picture, Inspector Brown ex-plained that after speaking with them the police will decide their next move.
The police say that based on their records, neither of the two men are licensed firearm holders.
Efforts by THE STAR to get a comment from Vybz Kartel and Aidonia were unsuccessful, as both artistes cellphones rang without an answer on several occasions.
Aidonia and Vybz Kartel are among Jamaica’s most promising deejays, and have had a slew of hits. Aidonia is known for songs like Ukku and That’s Up, while Kartel has hits like Wine Pon You and Picture This.