‘Fat Man’ in po­lice cus­tody with help from cler­gy­man

Jamaica Gleaner - - FOOD - Jason Cross Gleaner Writer

and for what it is spent,” he ar­gued.

Con­tin­u­ing, he said: “Where the sys­tems are in place, our job is to en­sure that those sys­tems are fol­lowed, and where we find a sys­tem where there is a de­fi­ciency, say in this case, then we have to move to ad­just it and to agree to it. The one thing I can be cer­tain of is that we will put in place the nec­es­sary mech­a­nisms to en­sure open­ness and trans­parency.” WITH THE as­sis­tance of Bishop Ro­han Edwards from the Light­house As­sem­bly Min­istries in St Cather­ine, Marvin ‘Fat Man’ Camp­bell, who the po­lice re­cently named as a per­son of in­ter­est in Sun­day’s grue­some at­tack on a fam­ily in Span­ish Town, is now in po­lice cus­tody.

The at­tack left five per­sons, in­clud­ing three chil­dren, dead. Two per­sons, an adult and another child, have been hos­pi­talised in se­ri­ous con­di­tion. Out­side of be­ing named as a per­son of in­ter­est in this mat­ter, Camp­bell was also wanted for a triple mur­der, which oc­curred in Span­ish Town re­cently, and for incest.

Edwards handed him over to mem­bers of the High Com­mand at the Of­fice of the Po­lice Com­mis­sioner yes­ter­day.


Edwards told The Gleaner that he met with Camp­bell at a lo­ca­tion in the coun­try­side early yes­ter­day morn­ing. He said he was con­tacted by Camp­bell, who ad­mit­ted that he was fear­ful of turn­ing him­self in alone. Camp­bell’s only re­quest, ac­cord­ing to Edwards, was that he be taken di­rectly to the Of­fice of the Po­lice Com­mis­sioner on Hope Road in Kingston.

“The gen­tle­man called me be­cause he knows of the work I do, and he trusts me as a pas­tor in the com­mu­nity, and he wants to hand him­self in, but he is afraid that if he goes to the po­lice, they would harm him. So he asked me to come and get him,” he said.

With the Rev­erend Al Miller be­ing con­victed re­cently for at­tempt­ing to per­vert the course of jus­tice when he at­tempted to trans­port Christo­pher ‘Dudus’ Coke to sur­ren­der to United States au­thor­i­ties at the US Em­bassy in Kingston, in­stead of to the lo­cal po­lice, Edwards said he had no fear of land­ing him­self in trou­ble with the law. He said also that Al Miller’s ex­pe­ri­ence was a les­son to the fra­ter­nity of pas­tors.

Bishop Ro­han Edwards

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