On Monday, the prominent deejay was remanded into custody until February 1 regarding charges of attempting to pervert the course of justice and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice while attending a hearing at the Corporate Area Resident Magistrates Court in Kingston. Kartel, along with his Portmore Empire protégé, Vanessa Saddler aka Gaza Slim were slapped with both charges last month.
Meanwhile, Gaza Slim walked away a temporarily free woman as she posted bail in the Home Circuit Court with the condition that she must return to court alongside Kartel on February 1.
Both perverting the course of justice charges were issued after police seized a cellular phone possessing a text message in which Kartel ordered Gaza Slim to concoct a false robbery story involving Clive “Lizard” Williams, one of two men that the Portmore Empire leader stands accused of killing last year. On October 29 of last year, Gaza Slim filed a police report at the Constant Spring Police Station; intimating that she was robbed and gun-butted by Williams during an incident in Havendale, St. Andrew. Gaza Slim filed the report five days after police charged Kartel in Williams’ murder. Allegedly, Gaza Slim made up the story in an attempt to aid Kartel’s legal defense.
Kartel’s lawyer, Christian Tavares-Finson asked presiding Senior Resident Magistrate to outline her reasoning in writing regarding why she did not offer Kartel bail. Once she complies with that request, Kartel’s legal team will then decide their next move.