Attorney at Law, Peter Champagnie QC, says he’s not surprised by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, ODPP, ruling yesterday in relation to his client, 38-year-old Robert Smith of Balaclava district, St Elizabeth, who’s a JDF soldier.
Nationwide News understands that DPP, Paula Llewelyn’s office has recommended that multiple criminal charges be laid on Smith and another soldier implicated in a drug smuggling ring and a daring gun attack on the Police.
Mr. Champagnie says the ruling was expected because of the allegations presented by the Jamaica Constabulary Force JCF against his client.
However, he’s reiterating that his client is innocent.
Queens Counsel Champagnie noted that although the evidence against his client is overwhelming, this will not prevent him from zealosuly representing his client.
He also says he’s not concerned about negative comments towards his client in the public domain.
When asked if he thinks the case will reach a stage which requires an appeal, Mr Champagnie explains that he’s not concerned about the case reaching that level at the moment.
He says his client will appear in court on Friday.
Queen’s Cousnel Peter Champagnie, the attorney representing JDF Soldier, Robert Smith.