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BREAKING NEWS: ‘Ashanti’ found after being kidnapped, beaten and robbed – reports

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(SNO) – Former Calypso Monarch Herman ‘Ashanti’ Hippolyte, who had been reported missing since Friday, is currently at Victoria Hospital, according to reports.

He was reportedly kidnapped by a group of men on Friday, beaten, and robbed then dropped off on Calvary Road, Castries where he was found by residents late Tuesday afternoon.

The veteran calypsonian was reportedly on his way home from work with his salary from his employer, the Castries City Council, when he was confronted by at least three men who shoved him into a vehicle and drove him into an unknown location where he was assaulted.

He is currently in stable condition.

In an earlier report, Ashanti had told a family member on Friday that he was held by police for urinating in public, according to reports. It is not known if he was coerced into telling that story while being kidnapped.

A person claiming to be the cousin of the calypsonian had also told St. Lucia News Online that the family feared that criminals may have kidnapped him for debts owed by his son who sells in the market.


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  1. Something don't sound right . Men pull up in a vehicle and kidnap you for your salary and release you just so. The kidnapers may no demand for ransom something don't sound right.

  2. Pay chou zort dayban marlparleh.... Y'all wicked st lucians.... Stop judging an jumping into conclusions heartless ppl

  3. Some years ago he offered to some yard work for me.
    Ask me to pay him in advance because he wanted to do something.
    I have never seen him since.

    • Some years ago? How dare you? Do you really know him today? You should be ashamed of yourself!

      • He/She should be ashamed because they are upset that Ashanti stole their money?

        So it's a privilege for Ashanti to tiff your money?

        Are you an idiot?

  4. I just hope he's not back with that white gurl..ivory.

  5. Put out all his family business, for what?...

  6. U must be involved because u wanted him and could not have him. Have u heard of trama retarded. U heartless

  7. concerned family member

    Everything is 'she stated'..........I would like to hear his version of the story bcuz u as da wife has too much information...... how do you know is the same people who ambushed him is the same people who dropped him off????......were you there???? If he was conscious enough to tell u wat happened he should have been conscious enough to give his report to the police or news reporter.........until then I will believe in my mind that u were the one who set him up..........


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