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  • 03/23/2009

Ninjaman Arrested

Desmond "Ninjaman" Ballentine has been arrested and charged with murder, conspiracy to murder, shooting with intent, and illegal possession of a firearm, it’s being reported.

According to the Jamaica Star, the well-known dancehall DJ has been linked to the murder of 20-year-old Robert Johnson. Johnson, according to the paper, was outside of his Kingston, Jamaica home with a friend on Tuesday when a gray car containing three men showed up. An argument broke out between Johnson’s friend and the vehicle’s occupants. The car drove away, but later returned, at which time the occupants opened fire and hit Johnson, who later died in the hospital.

Assistant Police Commissioner Les Green told the Jamaica Observer, "[Ballantine] was questioned [Tuesday] afternoon and, as a result of that interview, the chargers were laid." He added that the police “had a good case” against Ballantine.

The arrest isn't the first run-in Ninjaman has encountered with the law. In the late-'90s, he was accused of raping a woman at knife point and murdering a taxi driver, in addition to being sentenced to a year in jail after being convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm.

He is currently being held in custody.

25 comments Ninjaman Arrested

LASONIC TRC-931 (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 03/23/2009 - 18:26


My Lau (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 03/23/2009 - 19:22

He ain't no Jah Cure!

SBB Fan (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 03/24/2009 - 09:29

I don't see any reason to free a convicted rapist and probable murderer. Disgusting.

dancehall lover (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 03/24/2009 - 15:23

all the talk movado and bounty killer and the rest of the sound boys, ninjaman is a real bad man

farin (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 03/25/2009 - 16:08

hope things work out fi di Gargon stiil.

HeIsWise (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 03/25/2009 - 17:10

please no man
I've come to realize how he is
the greatest DJ ever to do it..
damn...listening to interviews and such
I've really been digging what he says..
hopefully he gets aqquited and stays out of trouble thats if he didnt do it.....

Real yardie (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 03/28/2009 - 08:16

Damn this is hard to come to terms with you would think some people grow up but apparently they dont. Sorry about the circumstances a good artiste probably the end?

Lioness (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 03/29/2009 - 19:07

Sad situation dat.

junior don (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 04/04/2009 - 12:38

liberate the ninja

firebrand (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 04/04/2009 - 21:55

Hold di faith Ninja

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 04/10/2009 - 10:15

ninja your a top artistes , you have to try and elevate now. time is running out.

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 04/12/2009 - 19:27

he did kill that taxi driver in the 90's.he was my family.its about damn time he is locked up! what goes around comes around.God dont like ugly!

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 04/14/2009 - 05:38

Set the captive free!

KIZZY (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 04/18/2009 - 12:48


spliff (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 04/23/2009 - 15:31

Free the original front teeth gold teeth gun pon teeth gargon luv u ninja

natty locks (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 04/29/2009 - 23:20

every1 no say that ninja man is most likely a murderer, rapist and to some crack head. so y u want to free a man who do dem tings and thenboast bout it. only a mad man would do that

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 04/29/2009 - 23:23

if ninja is a real badman then thats even more reason to lock his rass up

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 04/30/2009 - 09:45

easy up ninja haters

merline (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 04/30/2009 - 09:54

love you still this will never change my

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Sun, 05/10/2009 - 21:53

free up gargon wha some pussy feel like, ninja-man garn hold de faith, all de haters wen ninjaman did bloodclart deya road none ah oona fassy seh nuttin. but as soon as dem lock him up, oona batty-bwoy start chuck off oona mouth, deres always two sides off a story, so oona gwarn talk.

Flaggy Ranks (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 05/18/2009 - 16:56

free the crackhead!!!!!!!!!!!!

ruption (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 05/19/2009 - 19:44

free the only real dancehall dj

trini (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 06/06/2009 - 08:12

a true badman. hopefully they free him up

roger (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 06/15/2009 - 09:11

ninja no bad boy, him no bad man, him a bad grand dad. his lyrics tell u everything, real bad boy talk.

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 06/17/2009 - 12:28

real top shotta nuh play free the bloom claat gargon

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