‘Me nuh come here fi tell lie’ - Witness in Tesha Miller trial says he did not make up story
The prosecution’s star witness has rejected suggestions by a defence attorney that he lied in his sworn testimony against accused Tesha Miller, who is accused of ordering the 2008 murder of then chairman of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) Douglas Chambers.
The witness, a self-proclaimed ex-member of the Spanish Town-based Clansman gang, was responding to suggestions by attorney at law Bert Samuels, who is representing Miller.
Samuels, who continued cross-examining the witness yesterday, suggested that the witness took over a year to complete his statement because he was “making up his story”.
Did not agree
However, the witness, who is serving a prison sentence for murder and attempted arson, did not agree.
“If I was making up this story, you would hear a lot more,” the witness said.
In response to a later question, he said: “Mi nuh come here fi tell lie. Everything in the statement is true. If me did come fi tell lie pon Mr Miller, me would a come tell say him kill people. So me no haffi tell no lie.”
Last week, the witness named Miller as the head of the Clansman gang.
In the witness’s statement to police, however, Samuels suggested that a man named ‘Blingers’ was identified as the head of the gang.
The witness, however, sought to explain why this was the case.
“Blingaz is a part of the system. At the time that I give the statement, Blingaz was a part of the system. The system is Clansman gang. All of us is one … go down as one,” he told the court.
Miller is on trial at the Home Circuit Court in downtown Kingston for accessory before and after the fact to Chamber’s murder.
The trial continues tomorrow.