Buju now under house arrest

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International Reggae singer Buju Banton in now under house arrest at his Tamarac, Florida home after almost a year in jail.


He was released on bail from the Pinellas County jail in Tampa on Wednesday.and made the more than three hour long journey to his home in Tamarac.


Buju, 37, whose given name is Mark Myrie, left the jail covering his face and refused to comment to the media. He was in the company of his court appointed security and wearing a tracking device, left the jail
Buju will be under house arrest and will be only allowed to leave to meet his lawyers or pick up prescribed mediation.


"He can come here at the office to have lunch and prepare for the case and then he's got to go home," defence attorney David Markus said.


There will also be strict regulations governing Buju's stay at home.
The lawyer noted that the reggae singer was very grateful for the support he had received form people all over the world especially those who have been contributing to his legal funds as he prepares for his re-trial in February.


Mr. Markus also praised the solidarity shown by fellow entertainer Stephen Marley, who took out a lien on his South Florida home for the US$300,000 to help secure bond for Buju.
Buju's next hurdle is his re-trial next February.


 

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