“The Yonkers Tribune has received many requests over the last two months inquiring about the whereabouts of Mr. Akeem Jamal, How has recuperation is progressing, simply an outpouring of concern. It is for this reason, that this article has been written.”
NEW ROCHELLE, NY and YONKERS, NY — November 13, 2019 — Tomorrow will be two months after the September 14th RiverFest 2019 extravaganza that inundated the Yonkers riverfront with partygoers. What began with festivities, food, and extravaganza ended in tragedy for Akeem Jamal in the wee hours of September 15th. Mr. Jamal, Mayor Mike Spano’s Deputy Communicatíons Director had suffered a head-on crash when it was learned that he was traveling against traffic, that is traveling north on Central Avenue designated for traffic traveling south. The driver who was correctly traveling south on Central Avenue is a resident of Wappinger Falls.
Yonkers Tribune has learned that Mr. Jamal is recuperating at United Hebrew of New Rochelle after being released from Westchester County Medical Center. The Yonkers Tribune called the facility this afternoon on a personal note. When I was connected to Mr. Jamal’s telephone extension, I said, “Good Afternoon Akeem, this is Hezi.” The response I got was, “This is not Jamal!” If the person on the other end was not Akeem, it seems illogical that the person answering the telephone knew that Akeem’s last name is Jamal. The denial is superfluous as I remember and recognize Akeem Jamal’s voice and it was he who denied his identity to me despite the telephone extension being the correct extension for Mr. Akeem Jamal at the facility.
The Office of Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. has previously succinctly advised: “The DA’s Office does not comment on the existence or status of an investigation. If and when charges are filed, we will make that information public.”
The Yonkers Tribune has been informed by the good offices of the Westchester District Attorney that the Yonkers Tribune is on their mailing list and will be receiving public notices that come under their auspices and purview when they are issued and disbursed to all media.
No further information is known about and with respect to Mr. Akeem Jamal.
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