Quada hands himself over to police, deejay charged

Quada performing at Unruly Fest in December (Photo: Christopher Lewinson/BUZZ)

Rising dancehall deejay Quada turned himself in to police investigators in the presence of his attorney on Wednesday, January 15, after being listed as a person of interest earlier this week.

The Corporate Communication Unit (CCU) confirmed Quada’s arrest, adding that the 22-year-old musician has been slapped with one count of murder and one count of arson.

The CCU further noted that a court date for his hearing is yet to be confirmed.

Born Shacquelle Clarke, the Hail singjay is a member of the Unruly camp, with Popcaan himself offering the young talent some words of encouragement on Instagram.

Quada now joins Andrew Breakcliffe, 30, in a probe into the mob killing of Miguel Williams in Sterling Castle in April 2019. Breakcliffe was charged by the police on both counts in December.

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.

Quada, born Shacquelle Clarke, during a mesmerising set at Unruly Fest in St. Thomas in December 2019 (Photo: Christopher Lewinson/BUZZ)

Williams was beaten, set ablaze and his house torched, allegedly by Clarke and others.