“There was a problem in terms of retaining me. They thought I was too expensive so they went to another lawyer,” he said.
Townsend formed the opinion that he was no longer needed when he went to visit the deejay at the police lock-up he was held and saw another attorney.
“I will not make any further comment on the matter but now I can clearly say I’m the lawyer,” Townsend told The Star.
“We are hoping to make a bail application … A man’s liberty is at stake and, therefore, at the first opportunity, bail must be considered. It’s his constitutional right. I’d be very grateful to the judge if she exercised her discretion in my favour,” Townsend said.
In the meantime, Townsend said the artiste is maintaining his innocence and has faith in the judicial system.
Munga Honourable was charged with murder for the fatal shooting of Cleveland Smith at Ackee Walk, St Andrew two weeks ago. Smith was killed at a dance in the community.The deceased is the same man who chopped the entertainer in 2015.