Reggae star Jah Cure faces 15-year jail term for attempted murder, assault

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 7 Oct, 2021 12:02 | < 1 min read
A file photo of reggae star Jah Cure: PHOTO/COURTESY

The career of reggae-dancehall entertainer Jah Cure was plunged into fresh turmoil over the weekend.

The entertainer was reportedly arrested by Amsterdam police following an altercation between him and a promoter.

Jah Cure is facing charges for the stabbing of Blake, popularly known as Papa, owner of Roots Vibes Promotion, which was the promoter for the show that Cure was attending in Amsterdam.

The charges against him are suspicion of attempted murder, attempted manslaughter, aggravated assault, or attempted aggravated assault.

The details of the incident have been vague, with only a report by police confirming that there was a stabbing on October 1st in Dam Square.

Police also revealed that a 42-year-old man was arrested while the victim was taken to hospital and underwent surgery.

At his arraignment, Cure was ordered to remain in custody without bail for 14 days while the police investigation continued.

Meanwhile, Cure’s Attorney-at-law Donahue Martin said he didn’t have enough information on the matter, but wished his client a favorable outcome.

The reggae artist who was convicted for rape more than a decade ago but only served 8 of the 13-year sentence handed down due to a successful parole application may be locked away for a long time if he is convicted in the Netherlands for the stabbing of Dutch Promoter Nicardo Blake.

Though behind bars in Zaandam near Amsterdam in The Netherlands, reggae singer Jah Cure is “okay”, according to his Manager Nathan Cowan.