Elephant Man charged with breaches of the Immigration Act and perjury

by March 23rd, 2020

Dancehall deejay Elephant Man has been charged with breaching of the Immigration Act, and perjury.

The Immigration Act Section 8 (5), mandates people arriving in Jamaica to make a truthful declaration to immigration upon arrival.

Elephant Man following his arrival in the country last week was accused of failing to declare to the authorities that he visited Germany, which is on the list of countries with travel restrictions to and from Jamaica at that time.

Ele initially denied the allegation, then issued an apology via social media apologizing to the people of Jamaica for what he called a “misunderstanding” over whether he made a false declaration.

An investigation was launched last week by the Police after a voice note emerged with an immigration officer accusing Elephant Man of failing to declare that he visited Germany which is affected by the Coronavirus.

Elephant Man who has been in self-quarantine for almost a week is expected to appear in court on April 15.

The dancehall deejay was charged by The Jamaica Constabulary Force Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation Branch (C-TOC).