J Hus Sentenced to Eight Months in Jail for Carrying Knife in London
Judge Sandy Canavan of the Snaresbrook Crown Court handed down the decision after hearing the facts in the case. J Hus, whose real name is Momodou Jallow, apologized to the court and told the judge that he “fully accepted his actions were careless.”
The case stems from a June 2018 traffic incident where police stopped the rapper’s car at the Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford, East London.
Upon further inspection, cops discovered a knife and subsequently arrested J Hus. The Big Spang MC initially pled not guilty to carrying a lock knife in a public space back in October. But at his hearing, he confessed to carrying the knife.
Judge Canavan told the rapper he was a "role model to many" but "failed" to leave his past behind him. "This, in such a young life, is the fourth occasion when you have gone out armed with a knife,” she said.
J Hus’ criminal record was also read during the hearing and it included six prior convictions for 10 violations between 2011 and 2016, including possession of a knife. He also has convictions for violent disorder as well.
The rapper’s attorney, Henry Blaxland read a letter on behalf of the rapper who was present in the courtroom. He told the court that his client’s decision to carry a knife was "ill-advised" and "utterly stupid", adding, "I was not in the right state of mind."
"I'm deeply sorry and regret my foolish actions."
Blaxland also added that J Hus had been seeing a therapist and has mild PTSD from previously being stabbed himself.
J Hus showed no emotion after the judge’s verdict and while he was escorted out of the courtroom.
Eight months in jail might be a harsh penalty for simply carrying a knife in public, but London doesn’t play around when it comes to weapons possession. Hopefully, this will be a learning lesson for J Hus and he will come out a better man after his jail sentence.
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