Man charged for fake COVID news

Zavian Patterson. Photo provided by JCF

The Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) said a Person of Interest, who was being sought by police in Westmoreland, surrendered in the company of his lawyer at the Savanna-la-Mar Police Station today, March 29.

Zavian Patterson, 37, from Westmoreland, has been charged with Creating Public Mischief.

“Investigations revealed that he was the mastermind behind a viral voice note falsely purporting a shutdown of the parish [of Westmoreland],” the JCF added.

It, in the meantime, cautioned: “The police are reminding members of the public to be responsible and not create or share false information which can cause unnecessary panic and anxiety for the public.”


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