JA Productions head Justus Arison is warning members of the music industry who had any business dealings with ZJ Wah Wa to exercise due diligence before they travel to the United States.
Arison made the declaration after news broke that dancehall producer Andrew Sayeed Myrie, who is also known as Anju Blaxx, will be facing lottery scamming charges in the United States.
“When ZJ Wah Wa was free, Andrew had music dealings with him. When Wah Wa got incarcerated, he started calling up Andrew’s name, I am guessing to try and make himself look more legitimate saying he works with Andrew Myrie and UIM records,” Arison said.
Jamaican radio disc jock ZJ Wah Wa (given name Deon-Ville O’Hara) was arrested on lottery scamming charges in Florida in May 2014. He pleaded guilty and his sentencing is scheduled for February 23, in North Dakota.
“I would suggest anyone in Jamaica who has had dealings with Wah Wa of any kind to get themselves checked out and make sure that if they travel to the states, they will not be detained. Andrew is innocent, there is no evidence and he has not been charged yet. He is being victimized but by the grace of God he will make it through this nightmare as soon as possible.”
Myrie is charged in North Dakota with mail and wire fraud in connection with telemarketing fraud. He is scheduled to appear in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Miami at 1:30 pm today on charges relating to lottery scamming.