Who should re­ceive bounty

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION&COMMENTARY -

THE EDI­TOR, Sir: HE KNEW the likely killer of Ja­maica Col­lege stu­dent Ni­cholas Fran­cis and where he could be found, with clothes still bloody, and wanted to share this in­for­ma­tion with the po­lice. This is what he told me, the man who came to my gate early the morn­ing, a man I’ve known and worked with for years, from a nearby poor com­mu­nity. He had al­ready made three tries to con­tact the po­lice but turned away from two sta­tions (be­cause of the two un­trust­wor­thy cops he en­coun­tered there).

So con­tact was made by phone with a very ‘high-up’ po­lice of­fi­cer, an un­marked car fi­nally ar­rived at my gate, and was given di­rec­tions by the in­former, who then left on foot for his home.

On the way, he met the mother of Qua­cie Hart (aka Quench-aid), who is now charged as the killer. He knew Q’s mother well, his neigh­bour, like Q, of many years. He told her what he had done and strongly urged her, even as she wept, to per­suade her son to turn him­self in. Which he did very shortly af­ter.

If any­one is due the re­ward re­port­edly be­ing col­lected for the ap­pre­hen­sion of the al­leged killer of young Fran­cis, this in­former is. I should add that in spite of his re­lent­less ef­forts, he has been for some time un­able to get steady em­ploy­ment. He is a very in­tel­li­gent man, a leader in his com­mu­nity and a sin­gle fa­ther of a daugh­ter for whom he cares as­sid­u­ously. He didn’t come to my gate be­cause of any re­ward. HO­RACE LEVY hal­peace.levy78@gmail.com

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