‘Fat Man’ in police custody with help from clergyman
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.
MET IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
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