Local sources have reported that Fashion designer Calvin Haye, who was jointly charged with Vybz Kartel for murder is now seeking damages for false imprisonment and malicious prosecution.
Haye was freed on November 14 last year after the prosecution said it had no evidence against him. The fashion designer is contending that he was charged by the police without just reason and that has suffered irreversible damage.
His attorney, Sean Kinghorn, told the media that he wrote to the Attorney General Patrick Atkinson outlining the content of his client’s suit. Haye is also seeking damages for breaches of his constitutional rights.
The lawyer says his client who is being treated at a medical facility, suffered psychological distress from the incarceration. The State has been given 21 days in which to respond to the claim.
Haye was first arrested in October 2011 and granted bail on January 13 2013.
Kartel and three others who were charged with Haye have since been found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison.