Popular dancehall deejay, Elephant Man, real name is ONeil Bryan, is scheduled to return Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court on November 30 for the start of his trial on a charge of abstracting electricity.
The trial involving the colorful and lively entertainer was expected to begin yesterday, however, a new trial date had to be fixed after Bryan’s attorney Linda Wright, told the court that she was of the view that the matter was only scheduled for mention. In addition, the investigating officer was also absent.
Elephant Man who looked very calm as he stood in the dock sporting his usual bright red and orange coloured hair, then had his bail extended for him to return to court for trial in November. The entertainer was arrested at his home on Hillcrest Avenue in Kingston on June 2, after it was allegedly discovered that he was using stolen electricity.
A team from the Jamaica Public Service Company, accompanied by the police, reportedly carried out an operation on Hillcrest Avenue when they visited a property housing an apartment complex. While inspecting the electric metering point, it was allegedly discovered that one of the meters had no socket. On closer inspection the team allegedly observed that the meter contained an illegal connection, which went directly to an apartment they said was occupied by the entertainer. The artiste was reportedly escorted from the building and shown the connection and the wires that were used.
The team was then taken back into the house where they reportedly observed several appliances that were being powered by the stolen electricity. The artiste was subsequently charged.