Dancehall musician O'Neil Bryan, better known as ELEPHANT MAN, has appeared in court accused of “abstracting electricity” from the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS).
The Jamaican deejay has denied the allegations, but JPS investigators told the court they had gone to his Hill Crest Avenue apartment in Kingston, St. Andrew and found an illegal connection.
He was arrested at his home on 2 June after it was discovered that he was using stolen electricity.
According to the investigators, his apartment consumed 2,200KW hours per month, totalling JMD$68,000 (£495) per month. They are still trying to determine the length of time he has had the illegal connection.
ELEPHANT MAN appeared before the Corporate Area Criminal Court on 9 June and is now due to return for trial on 30 August.
On the music front, the Bad Boy Entertainment/VP Records artist recently confirmed a live performance on 24 June at the Glamis Arena in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Here’s a short video of him pitching the show:
His most recent album Dance & Sweep... Adventures of the Energy God was released in February and features BOUNTY KILLER on tracks “Life Of The Party” and “How We Do It”.