'I am not a wrongdoer' ... Squash maintains his innocence

January 31, 2019

Following his release from detention, dancehall entertainer Squash is maintaining that he has not been involved in criminal activities.

"I am at a loss regarding the reason for my detention. I am not a wrongdoer and do not in any way support lawbreaking. I look forward to using the unfortunate experience in a positive way to propel me to do more positive music," the artiste said in a press release.

Squash, who was detained in August under the State of Public Emergency in St James, was released on Wednesday. He was never charged.

"I am grateful for the assistance of Queen's Counsel (Tom) Tavares Finson in securing my release, and thank my family and supporters for their unyielding words of encouragement," the fast-rising dancehall artiste said.

Squash, whose given name is Andre Whittaker, is known for songs such as Lavish, Ova Come, Trending and Money Fever.