KINGSTON (Observer): POPULAR deejay Elephant Man's electricity theft trial is scheduled to start in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on March 27
The new date was set when the flambouyant artiste, whose real name is O'neil Bryan, appeared in court recently.
Elephant Man was arrested at his home on Hillcrest Avenue in St Andrew last June and charged with abstracting electricity after a team from the Jamaica Public Service Company and the police carried out an operation in the area.
The team reportedly visited one of the apartment complex and found that one of the meters had no socket. The team, on closer inspection, said that it observed that the meter contained an illegal connection, which went directly to an apartment they said was occupied by the entertainer.
Police reported that several appliances were connected to the illegal connection reportedly found in Elephant Man's apartment.
Meanwhile, the artiste is to return to court on trial on May 21 for a preliminary enquiry into charges of rape and grievous sexual assault.