Mr Vegas Won’t Press Charges following Confrontation at Gino Jennings’ Church


Popular Jamaican recording artiste, Mr. Vegas, says he’s decided not to press charges against policemen and church members who allegedly assaulted him.

Vegas says he was injured when he was physically removed from an event at the YMCA complex on Hope Road in St. Andrew yesterday.

The event was hosted by US celebrity Television Pastor, Gino Jennings. Jennings had ordered that Mr. Vegas be removed from the complex.

Mr. Vegas says some of the people who reportedly assaulted him are members of the police force. He says he made a report to the Half Way Tree Police Station.

But, the artiste says he’s not insisting the Policemen be charged.

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The entertainer says he was hurt during the altercation.

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Mr. Vegas says Pastor Jennings’ church had invited him to the YMCA complex to debate the Pastor about comments the clergyman had made calling some women prostitutes.

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Tempers flared yesterday when Pastor Jennings denied that he said the women are actual prostitutes and hoes but Vegas insisted that the tape be played.

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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.