A home owned by incarcerated dancehall entertainer Adidja Palmer, more popularly known as Vybz Kartel has been demolished.

The demolition exercise was carried out yesterday at one of the homes of incarcerated deejay Vybz Kartel, located in Havendale, St Andrew, it came after an approval by the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation.

According to the Jamaican Star during the entertainer’s murder trial a request was made to the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) for the premises located at 7 Swallowfield Avenue to be destroyed.

Kartel’s attorney Tom Tavares-Finson told the star that an approval has now been granted by the KSAC.

He said, “An application was made during the trial to demolish the building … KSAC has just approved the exercise, hence the demolition…”

However when the Constabulary Communications Unit (CCU) was contacted, they said that checks with the police stations within the division revealed that the police were not aware of the exercise.

When KSAC city engineer Norman Shand was contacted – he said: “I could not give you full details at this moment, it is not something I know about readily offhand.”

Residents within the area, have since said that they were pleased with the demolition.

“I am happy that the house is destroyed. It was unsightly. We did not have a problem with him living there, but since he left, it has been rundown. The garbage pile up and graffiti were getting out of control.” – One resident said.

Vybz Kartel along with three other men were convicted for the murder of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams who was said to have been killed at that house.

Vybz Kartel is now serving a life sentence his murder conviction.

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