Miller’s No-case Submission Denied


The Court has ruled that prominent clergyman, the Reverend Merrick Al Miller does have a case to answer in his corruption trial.

Reverend Miller is accused of perverting the Court of Justice.

He was charged in 2010 after the country’s then most wanted man, Christopher Dudus Coke was found in his company.

His attorney, Jacqueline Samuels Brown had made a no case submission last month.

But Resident Magistrate Simone Wolfe-Reece this morning rejected the application for the case to be dismissed.

Coke, who was wanted for extradition to the United States, was found in Reverend Miller’s Sports Utility Vehicle, which was traveling along the Mandela High Way.

The clergyman has proclaimed his innocence, arguing that he was transporting Coke to the US Embassy in Kingston to surrender to US authorities.

This morning’s court ruling means Reverend Miller will now have to mount a defence against the corruption charge.

Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.