Here we go again with another murder trial for a dancehall musician. This time its rising star Quada from Popcaan‘s Unruly Entertainment Label.
Quada, whose real name is Shaquelle Clarke, surrendered himself to authorities for questioning in relation to the murder of Miguel Williams on Wednesday 15 January 2020. Thereafter he was granted bail of (Jam)$500,000 on the 18th of January and is waiting on a preliminary court hearing for the 27th January 2020.
Last year the community of Sterling Castle Heights St. Andrew accused mentally unstable Miguel Williams of raping and killing 8 year old Shantae Skyers. Her decomposing body was found in bushes days after she had been reported missing. Following that, in what seems like mob justice, Williams was assaulted, slain and set ablaze.
Investigations commenced in bringing the vigilantes to justice and Quada is now the second individual charged with the killing of Williams. December witnessed the arrest of 30 year-old Andrew Breakcliffe. He was charged with the same crime, according to the Jamaican Constabulary Force.
The incident seems to be something out of a television series. You have people rooting for vigilantism like in America’s hit Showtime crime series Dexter. The lead played by Michael C Hall went on a killing spree relieving the community of unscrupulous individuals including murderers and rapists.
Following Quada’s arrest his fans praised his alleged vigilante form of justice. And are now pleading for his release and freedom with the hashtag #FREEQUADA on social media.
Time will tell how things pan out for young Shaquelle Clarke. All the details have not yet been revealed to the public. My only question is why is a hot prospect in the music game getting involved in such? Surely his new found stardom should regulate what he gets up to. Or maybe he was not even involved. But hey, where there is smoke there is usually fire.