A two-year old assault charge against Dancehall superstar, Mavado has been dropped as his case has been settled out of court.
The singjay, whose real name is David Brooks was freed from the charge during a hearing inside the Corporate Area Resident Magistrates Court Thursday afternoon. Mavado’s lawyer, Peter Champagnie announced during the hearing that his client’s case had been settled in mediation.
Furthermore, prosecutors confirmed that they had no evidence to try the ‘Gully Gaad’ on the assault charge, causing the judge to dismiss the case.
Mavado expressed relief at the judge’s decision, tweeting, “Charges against me dismissed in court today, to God be the glory.”
The assault charge was slapped on Mavado following an altercation with an off-duty police officer at Bounty Killer’s birthday bash at the QUAD Nightclub in New Kingston in June 2011. Said altercation led to the shooting death of Mavado’s close friend, Conroy ‘Connie’ Edwards.
The incident also reportedly caused friction between Mavado and Bounty Killer, who is the entertainer’s long time mentor. However, Bounty Killer showed his support to his protégé following the judge’s ruling, tweeting, “Vado buss up the idiot case bout police assault god a god gully gaad!”