by Jodee Brown
Internationally acclaimed Dancehall superstar, David Brooks, more popularly known as Mavado has been found guilty of two charges in relation to an assault case stemming from an incident in Montego Bay last year.
The highly regarded singjay was deemed guilty of assault occasioning bodily harm and malicious destruction of property when the case concluded on Monday morning inside theMontego Bay Resident Magistrates Court in St. James.
As a result, Mavado was sentenced to pay a JA$80,000 fine or face a six month prison term in relation to the assault charge and JA$20,000 or six months in prison with regards to the malicious destruction of property charge.
The charges are in relation to a July 2011 incident which took place less than a day after Mavado performed at Reggae Sumfest at Catherine Hall. Reportedly, Mavado and members of his entourage attacked a man, Henry Cunningham and his son, Oshane Cunningham in a moment of road rage. Both men sustained multiple injuries in the altercation and the vehicle in which they were travelling was reportedly damaged.
In reaction to the verdict, a seemingly perplexed Mavadoquestioned the judge’s ruling in the matter during a radio interview on IRIE FM Monday afternoon.
“Mi nuh understand how mi get a guilty verdict. Mi nuh do nutten, mi nuh come out a mi van and talk to nobody or any ting and furthermore, I don’t like how the judge deal with the situation because up to now I think that the judge don’t understand the whole case because him a she different ting so mi cyaah really understand,” he said.
The We The Best Music Group recording artiste insists that he plans to appeal the ruling as he continues to maintain his innocence.
“What happen, happen already and we jus’ a plan fi appeal right away and ting ‘cause mi nuh see how mi fi get a guilty verdict pon sommen weh mi nuh do…nutten nuh inna nutten seh mi come out a my vehicle and do anybody any ting.”