Uncomfortable, defamatory and scandalous is how Bert Samuels, the legal professional-at-regulation for dancehall artiste Popcaan, explained the deejay’s travel woes which sees crimson flags from his identify which result in him being held in immigration every time he visits the United Kingdom.
“Popcaan is not detained in the United kingdom,” Samuels emphasised. “Everytime that Popcaan enters the United kingdom he is retained in immigration for 3 hrs or extra on the basis that there is a purple flag with the allegations that he named out in his tweet,” Bert Samuels, the explained to The Gleaner.
On Wednesday morning Popcaan, whose genuine identify is Andre Sutherland, tweeted that he was languishing in immigration in England owing to the reality that gang chief and firearm allegations had popped up in opposition to his identify.
“I would like to know why somebody with authority in Jamaica ship details to England immigration that I’m a gang leader and I bought charge with firearm, this is not cool at all from my individual region, why I have to be sitting in immigration for about 3 hours??” he tweeted at 3:30 am.
“Those allegations are thoroughly bogus. Popcaan has a cleanse history in Jamaica. At no time has Popcaan ever been billed with nearly anything to do with a gun. It is uncomfortable that this information and facts originates from Jamaica. It is defamatory and scandalous,” Samuels explained sternly.
The significant profile lawyer discussed that his shopper has been going through this routine for the “past a few to 4 years”.
“It has implications for his potential to vacation elsewhere in the earth frontally,” Samuels additional.
In his response to Popcaan’s tweet on social media, Samuels experienced tweeted, “Poppy as your attorney I totally reject individuals wrong allegations #jamaicaremoveitnow.”
Clearly frustrated with the circumstance, Popcaan reached out to the Ministry of Lifestyle, Gender, Enjoyment & Sport.
He tweeted, “@Babsy_grange I try out to ask for your help with this in advance of, Why folks from my individual place fighting Popcaan and telling lies about me and sending it to other nations?? I never know what lead to but it desires to be off my identify.”
Popcaan, a multi-awrd winning entertainer, is the manager of Unruly, a musical outfit which has its personal file label, steady of artistes and products. He has been in Africa not long ago and flew back again to London from Ghana, his position of preference for ringing in the New 12 months in trendy design and style with celebs which includes Stonebwoy, Davido and Stefflon Don at the annual Gatsby Gala.
Samuels said that the artiste, just after the checks were created, was allowed to go about his enterprise in the British isles, as constantly happens when he is kept in immigration. Popcaan’s next cease is the Gambia.