Skeng appeared in court on Monday, November 7 to stand trial for his altercation with a guard at the Norman Manley International Airport back in May 2022. A Judge at the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in Half-Way-Tree came to a decision after viewing the presented evidence (security footage from the airport) against the Likkle Miss artiste.
Ruling that the footage was insufficient, the judge requested to have the raw, unedited footage of the incident between the airport security and Skeng. A copy of the recording was asked to be made available by the next time the entertainer was scheduled to return before the court, which is on Thursday, March 9, 2023.
Being tried for the alleged confrontation, the Protocol deejay is facing charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct for going against the authorities at the Airport. The dispute is said to have started over an item (a bottle of bleaching cream) that he was told to remove from his luggage.
According to reports made by the police, at around 1:50 PM on May 24 at the Norman Manley International Airport, Skeng, birth name Kevaun Douglas, and airport security were in an argument that escalated to the point of the deejay being pepper sprayed. Skeng was due to leave the island by May 25 to arrive on time for an event, the Revival Return of Dancehall, in Trinidad, he was slated to perform as the show’s headliner on May 28, 2022.
After the Crown viewed the footage presented in court, the evidence was deemed lacking and the recording of the entire incident was asked to be brought to the next court hearing. Christopher Townsend, Skeng’s attorney, mentioned that the judge surmised that the video was edited, and called for an unedited “raw footage” prepared for 2023.
He continued, “what we wanted was the raw footage, but what we got was an edited footage. And the part where he was pepper sprayed, we didn’t see that to make a determination as to whether the pepper spray was warranted.” Townsend himself voiced that the use of pepper spray was unwarranted.