#FreeQuada trending as Jamaican Twitter reacts to deejay’s arrest

As dancehall artiste Quada awaits his first court hearing following his arrest on Wednesday, a hashtag calling for his release has taken over #JamaicanTwitter.

While some understand the gravity of the charges brought against the 22-year-old musician, hundreds of Jamaicans on social media are still demanding justice for Quada.

In their eyes, the crimes of the alleged man that was mobbed and set ablaze by angry residents in 2019 justified the demise meted out to him, though police investigators in Migel Williams’ death disagreed, slapping Quada with murder and arson on Wednesday (Jan. 15).

Some have even labelled the entire probe as suspect as Twitter users found it oddly convenient that only Quada (and one other man) have been implicated in a mob killing, which by definition would suggest the involvement of a crowd.

#FreeQuada sprang up within minutes of the news of the Hail artiste’s arrest, and the calls grow stronger by the minute.

Quada, born Shacquelle Clarke, now joins Andrew Breakcliffe, 30, in a probe into the mob killing of Miguel Williams in Sterling Castle last year. BUZZ was informed that Breakcliffe was charged by the police on both counts in December 2019.

Williams, a purported mentally-ill man was collared by irate residents seeking justice for eight-year-old Shantae Skyers, who went missing and was later found dead in the Red Hills area of St. Andrew.

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