Minister of Justice Delroy Chuck has condemned the murder of senior JP Colin Corrodus who was shot dead last night at his home in Epworth, St Ann.
The 82 year old senior JP and business man is the brother of custos of St. James, Ewan Corrodus.
In a statement this morning, sent to The Times, Mr Chuck said Mr Corrodus’ “tragic death must confirm in our minds, the singular threat that is faced by every Jamaican…(that is) creating a blanket of fear and insecurity in our communities, places of business, and in our homes.”
The statement also said: “His murder in his own home is yet another stark reminder of the urgency that confronts the people and Government of Jamaica, to urgently and relentlessly address the twin evil of crime and violence in the country.”
The justice minister expressed sincere condolence to Mr Corrodus’ “loved ones, friends, as well as the wider members of the JP fraternity.”