House arrest for Antiguan football official

April 11, 2018


Danny Benjamin, one of the Antiguan football officials charged with drug possession, has been placed under house arrest.

Benjamin has been ordered by Judge Maxine Ellis to serve the house arrest at the Jamaica National Football Team residence on Shortwood Road, Kingston 8, when he appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court yesterday.

He was also offered bail, which was set at $500,000 and had a stop order placed on him at all ports, should he try to leave the island. He has also been ordered to surrender his travel documents to the police.

Benjamin and Derrick 'Pretty Boy' Edwards were arrested at the Norman Manley International Airport on April 26, after their luggage was searched and found to contain marijuana.

The men were travelling home with the Antigua and Barbuda football team after its 1-1 draw with Jamaica at Sabina Park the day before.

Edwards had his bail granted to him last week.

The men, who are represented by Aon Stewart of the law firm Knight, Junor & Samuels, will have their case mentioned again at the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on May 4.

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