What in the world is this?! News broke recently that Reggae artist Vybz Kartel, real name Adidja Palmer, has escaped the Horizon Adult Remand Centre along with 7 other inmates. According to the Hype Life Magazine,one guard, found dead, is said to have died from a heart attack while 12 others were wounded. Another two guards were shot with guns believed to have been smuggled into the prison. Kartel is suspected of holding at least one prison guard at gun point before escaping.
The star had been in custody since October after being charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder and illegal possession of a firearm following the deaths of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams in August and Gregory Park in July.
To aid escapees, some prisoners had taken the officers’ clothing and car keys while one group apparently impersonated prison guards on the phone to ward off suspicion. After gaining control of the jail, the prisoners managed to escape from the prison ground using a maintenance pick-up truck at around 1.45am, local time.
One of the 7 prisoners were captured by the police while the others are still on the loose.
Kartel and the other escapees are currently listed as ‘Jamaica’s most wanted criminals’.
SMH! This is what happens when you are a corrupted individual who gains fame, has millions of fans and believe you are invincible! If he’s even found alive he’ll certainly be spending the rest of his life in prison. I’ll keep you posted.