A Family Court Magistrate in Kingston has ruled that the case involving the teen accused of joining the terror group, ISIS, should be transferred to the Port Maria Resident Magistrate Court.
That’s according to his lawyer, Zahra Lewis.
Lewis explained the RM said the case was outside her jurisdiction.
Ms. Lewis says the Resident Magistrate also ruled that the 16 year old should be placed in the custody of the Child Development Agency,CDA in the interim.
She explained that a Social Enquiry Report prepared by the CDA had recommended that the boy be turned over to his father but the RM instead ruled that he be housed by the CDA.
The teenager had been in police custody since April 11 after he was deported to Jamaica on suspicion that he was en-route to Syria, to fight with ISIS.
However, the boy was deported by Suriname official, at the request of the Jamaican authorities.