Dancehall deejay Elephant Man received a new court date after a teleconferencing hearing Friday morning.

The deejay had been scheduled to attend the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in Half-Way-Tree to answer to alleged immigration breaches.

The island’s judicial system has switched to video conferencing for some hearings to minimise the spread of the new coronavirus. Elephant Man’s attorney, Christopher Townsend said his client’s case will now be heard September 4.

“The prosecution has until next Thursday to present their evidence,” Townsend said.

Elephant Man, whose given name is Oneil Bryan, is charged with breaches of the Immigration Act after allegedly making a false declaration upon arriving in the island at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston last month. He allegedly failed to declare that he had traveled to one of the worst affected areas in the COVID-19 pandemic during a tour of Europe.
-Loop Jamaica

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