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Investigator positive Masa’s fingerprints were on gun

Ramoamasagana 'Masa' Pemberton is currently incarcerated for alleged gun and ammunition possession. Photo: Facebook
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - "I have no doubt the latent marks were made by the left fore-finger of Mr Pemberton," was an emphatic statement given in the Magistrate’s Court earlier today, November 2, 2016 by Inspector of Police Mr Forbes Washington‎.

Washington ‎ took to the witness stand under oath as one of the key witnesses for the prosecution in the trial of Ramoamasagana 'Masa' Pemberton.

Masa Pemberton pleaded not guilty to gun and ammunition charges but was remanded to prison by Senior Magistrate Tamia N. Richards when he appeared before her on July 5, 2016.

Masa, who has become a popular figure on social media locally, pleaded not guilty to the charges of keeping an unlicensed Glock 40 calibre pistol and unlawful possession of explosives. Some fifteen (15) rounds of ammunition were allegedly found in the vicinity of the accused home about two months ago.

The local entertainment promoter and website manager was taken into police custody after forensic tests were conducted on the weapon and finger prints lifted allegedly matched that of the accused.

‎Today in court before Magistrate Ayana O. Baptiste-DaBreo, it was noted that the police investigators did not find it necessary to send the results of their finger print finding to be further analysed by an independent body.

The witness with over 30 years of experience in the area of analysing and dealing with finger prints said that it was not necessary for further confirmation of the prints as to him his testing was ‎very strong and positive.

‎It was after Masa had turned himself into the Road Town Police Station and, during an interview, that he allegedly told the cops that he had no knowledge of the items. However, in a second interview, he allegedly changed his story when he admitted to having come into contact with the items at some point in 2015.‎

The trial will continue in the Magistrate's Court on December 6, 2016.

12 Responses to “Investigator positive Masa’s fingerprints were on gun”

  • 2016 (02/11/2016, 19:39) Like (17) Dislike (27) Reply
    see how they treat locals free the man bossie
    • Topaz (03/11/2016, 07:34) Like (36) Dislike (0) Reply
      @2016. So are you suggesting that because he is local, the law is not for him. You guys should be proud to say you are locals, but you are the same ones bringing your own country down to the ground. Local will honor what they have and hold this country up to the highest level, not break every single laws in the law books. That's not the hallmark of a proud local
  • Wonder (02/11/2016, 19:52) Like (35) Dislike (3) Reply
    Wondering when it was carnival /festival time hown much of his followers take a plate of whilkes for him. Wondering how much percent of his followers made any kind of visit. The point is you'll get lots of such while you are doing foolishness; Yet the moment shit hit the fan/ everyone vanish.

    I Hope Masa really had time to seriously think about life and realised how much of a positive role model he can be; Yet the pressure of not looking soft can lead he right back to square one.

    I'm not glad he's locked away I'm happy he's have time to think about life and acknowledge it was only his karma and a matter of time before it catches up.

    Hope you're good. Not a hater just someone who wish I can tell you want the people who you called friends not telling you.
  • Ohh damn (02/11/2016, 20:25) Like (24) Dislike (6) Reply
    I forget he in jail place been so silent without you!! Do the crime serve ur time!!

    Don't drop the soap homie!!
  • Live Smart. (03/11/2016, 08:23) Like (16) Dislike (2) Reply
    When you are wanted and hated. Live smart. Live Smart...Thinking you Are liked. Let your guard down...You will sink .. This is the result..
  • Candi (03/11/2016, 09:26) Like (4) Dislike (11) Reply
    This dude got some big eyes!! Have mercy
  • police (03/11/2016, 14:11) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    but d moomoo admitted that he find the gun and he didn't want to get in trouble so he stash it their, so what he saying now, what is wrong with these bright fools.
  • old (03/11/2016, 17:28) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Man don't find gun man buy gun
  • insider (04/11/2016, 00:04) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    You really think when the moo moo of the year is release he will do any better? His old childish and stupid habits will continue. If he wasn't being a "moo moo" he wouldn't be there in the 1st place. They should keep him there for 10 yrs just for being a fool!
  • brent (06/11/2016, 19:28) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Here we go again. He should have stuck to reporting accidents in the territory.
  • chupes (06/11/2016, 20:12) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    More important big fish to get. Find the killers of snoopy or scoobie, find the frett guy wa missing, why the dude CGB was found in the sea dead? whose the killer of the young lady from nagico? Who was trying the mass shootout at temptation islands etc., etc.

    Free the news man. If he was out we woulda done find out (probly)

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