Controversial entertainer Vybz Kartel was granted bail in the sum of $500,000 when his perversion of the course of justice case was mentioned in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court today. He however, was remanded in custody because he has not been granted bail in a related murder case. He will return to court on January 25th.
Kartel, whose real name is Adidja Palmer, is jointly charged with Andre Henry alias 'Pim Pim' and fellow entertainer Vanessa Saddler, more popularly known as Gaza Slim.
Bails for both Henry and Saddler were extended while Kartel was further remanded.
The two accused were charged last December while Kartel was in custody for the alleged murder of Clive Williams.
According to police reports, on October 29, 2011, Gaza Slim filed a report at the Constant Spring Police Station claiming that Williams had robbed her.
However, investigators alleged that the report was fabricated and that the three had concocted the story to mislead the police into believing that Williams was not dead.
Williams was allegedly taken to a house in Havendale, St Andrew, last year August, where he was beaten and stabbed to death over claims by his attackers that he had lost an illegal gun.