Vybz Kartel’s Lawyer Isat Buchanan Resigns Post After ‘Crude’ DPP Comment

Dancehall Artiste Vybz Kartel’s lawyer, Isat Buchanan, has added his voice to the ongoing controversy involving the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution.

There is major fallout between Jamaicans and the political electorate over a decision to amend the Jamaican Constitution to extend the term limit for the retirement of the DPP and that of the Auditor General. The holders of those officers, Paula Llewellyn (DPP) and Pamela Monroe Ellis, are requ

The country’s Justice Minister, Delroy Chuck, last week made the argument that the constitution has to be amended to have some consistency across the board. However, a wide cross-section of society which includes attorneys and the opposition, and even prosecutors within the DPP, is against the decision as they call it a “slippery slope” to have the government tinker with the constitution whenever it feels like it.

Among those who appear to disagree with the decision of the government is Vybz Kartel’s lawyer Isat Buchanan who is also the chairman of the human rights committee of the Opposition People’s National Party.

ired to demit office at age 60. However, the country’s Pensions Act states the date of retirement as 65.

In an interview on Sunday night with former political activist turned social media commentator Andre Stephens, Buchanan, who has his own grouses with the DPP, referred to a verse by Kartel as he addressed Llewellyn.

“I don’t know how his name end up in letter, let me start with the quote. The song is called ‘Menace to Society’ It is a poetic rendition that has Shakespearian marvel. And in the second verse, he says, ‘Speaking of co*ky, yow Paula go suck a d**k. that is your verse from Vybz Kartel and I am sure he is saying that right now,” Buchanan said.

Buchanan was referring to a letter by a prosecutor Kathy Pyke who disagreed with the DPP’s term being extended where he mentioned the artiste’s case coming up at the Privy Council, and the DPP has not put any local prosecutors on the case.

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