Lord Evil remains on bail, but his lieutenant jailed

Police say there are not focusing attention on the infamous Andre Lord Evil Jackman following an incident on Saturday at a bar at Stroud Bay, St Lucy in which another man is now facing three charges, including assaulting Police Commissioner Tyrone Griffith.

Initial reports stated that Jackman, who is currently on bail for the April 2014 murder of Charly Dume and a 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. curfew, was being sought by police in connection with last weekend’s incident.

The reports also claimed that he may have breached his curfew.

However, Jackman’s attorney Arthur Holder said this afternoon that as far as he was aware his client had done nothing wrong and therefore was neither being sought by police nor in breach of his curfew.

“So that is rumour you have sir.  I am not aware my client is being sought after or of breaking any curfew sir. I have no empirical evidence of that . . . I can’t speak to rumour, sir,” Holder told Barbados TODAY when reached by telephone.

Police Public Relations Officer Acting Inspector Roland Cobbler also echoed Holder’s position.

“I don’t have any information to that . . . it’s not focused on Lord Evil at all. If that is the case we would have gotten a wanted man bulletin issued, but to my knowledge that is not what it is at this stage. We don’t have any official records of him being wanted,” Cobbler told Barbados TODAY.

However, a man described as one of Jackman’s “soldiers” – 39-year-old Dewayne Carlo Griffith of Crab Hill, St Lucy – has been charged with obstructing the Police Commissioner in the execution of his duty, resisting him and assaulting him.

Last Saturday the Commissioner was reportedly speaking to a man about allegedly breaking the law when Griffith intervened and supposedly committed the offences.

When the accused appeared before Magistrate Ian Weekes today in the District ‘D’ Magistrate’s Court he denied all three charges against him but was remanded to HMP Prison at Dodds, St Philip.

The prosecutor, Acting Assistant Superintendent of Police Trevor Blackman, objected to bail based on the nature and seriousness of the charge. He argued that the matter was “a very serious” one as it is alleged to have been committed against the Commissioner. ASP Blackman also pointed to Griffith’s antecedents as well as the prosecution’s fear that the accused man would not reappear in court if granted bail.

Attorney-at-law Shadia Simpson, who is appearing on Griffith’s behalf in association with Arthur Holder and Danielle Mottley, countered Blackman’s submissions arguing that the charges against her client were bailable.

She submitted that stringent conditions, such as seizing Griffith’s passport, could be imposed to secure his attendance at court.

Arguing further that there was no guarantee that the trial against her client would be swift, Simpson said the court must not give the impression that there were two justice systems in Barbados – one for prominent people and one for other Barbadians.

However, the magistrate while agreeing with some points made by the defence attorney ruled in the prosecution’s favour based on the seriousness of the offences.

He said the fact that the charges before the court were reportedly perpetrated against the island’s top cop “certainly brings it above that threshold”.

He then remanded accused Griffith to the St Philip penal institution until November 9 when his attorneys will have an opportunity to make another application for bail before Magistrate Wanda Blair in the Holetown Magistrates’ Court.

35 Responses to Lord Evil remains on bail, but his lieutenant jailed

  1. Sue Donym October 31, 2017 at 5:16 am

    No need for too much excitement yet. If there is evidence Lord Evil has breached his curfew, surely the police will question him when he next reports to a station – as part of his bail conditions. If he fails to report, well that’s another matter altogether.

  2. Keimar O J Grannum
    Keimar O J Grannum October 31, 2017 at 5:52 am

    Barbados today you are getting more and more lawless with your reckless headlines …. stupse…so we have dons now with recognised lieutenants? When you guys finally glorify lawlessness because it makes for good headlines and it emboldens those in society who are attracked to it i hope you know some of the blame should squarely be placed at your door

    • MARIA Holder October 31, 2017 at 6:07 am

      I agree 100%. Careless but then again, the PM referred to it sometime back as a justice system

    • Yusuf Hafejee
      Yusuf Hafejee October 31, 2017 at 8:58 am

      Had me wondering the same thing

    • Earl Lashley
      Earl Lashley October 31, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      Yes, those men are regarded as ‘Dons’ and the men around them their ‘lieutenants’ or ‘soldiers.’ And it is so for years now.

    • Adrian Allison
      Adrian Allison October 31, 2017 at 5:49 pm

      I agree with a lot of what you say but the truth is that this is a Barbados present day reality whether some publishing house print it or not.
      We have gangstas and those gangstas have soldiers of all ranks.
      May hurt and seem farfetched but factual !!!

    • Rishona Graham
      Rishona Graham October 31, 2017 at 7:27 pm

      Really! What interest is what time did the incident occur. Was it outside of the curfew period, however no one is speaking to that and all the reports say is that he may I have breached his curfew. No one where the event took place knows what time it happened? If they can’t get those facts together, how can they have sufficient evidence to remand the young man.

  3. Alex Alleyne October 31, 2017 at 6:08 am

    Power Man,,,,,,,, ,Lord Evil, like Power Man Winston Hall. Touch me if you can.

  4. Betty charles October 31, 2017 at 6:41 am

    Lord evil runs Barbados ,not the police its down right comical

  5. Cheré Lucas
    Cheré Lucas October 31, 2017 at 6:59 am


  6. Jack Hanma
    Jack Hanma October 31, 2017 at 7:25 am

    Barbados today you are a disgrace why don’t you post on your own site how you have to pay Mia Mottley for defamation of character?

  7. Lwayne King
    Lwayne King October 31, 2017 at 7:33 am

    Free up the daddy ma real talk jail wat

  8. Greengiant October 31, 2017 at 8:02 am

    @Alex Alleyne: All the power men have gone to the grave mate.

  9. Shervonne Poleon
    Shervonne Poleon October 31, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Lord Evil?

  10. Cheryl Carter
    Cheryl Carter October 31, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Something seems fishy about this report

  11. Shonie October 31, 2017 at 8:28 am

    As soon as something happens in Barbados or Crab Hill it is always Andre Jackman you all want to accused. Leave him alone to live the peaceful life he seeks. So stop seeking him whenever there’s a crime.

  12. archy perch October 31, 2017 at 9:12 am

    This shows the folly of releasing murderers on bail. SMH.

  13. archy perch October 31, 2017 at 9:13 am

    This shows the error of releasing murderers on bail. SMH.

  14. Desmond Edwards
    Desmond Edwards October 31, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Something fishy…..i smell a rat……

  15. Sue Donym October 31, 2017 at 9:37 am

    Not sure why BT is under attack. It’s often said that there must be more to the stories. Now that BT gives details and perspective, people say they’re glorifying criminals. Guess we’d feel safer if we pretend that Lord Evil, his cohorts and tales of their exploits are not already well known.

  16. david gibbs October 31, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Stop referring to these men as “Lieutenants” Barbados Today. This adds glory and dignity to them. Lackey or footman or some other term can do just as well.

  17. Rayne Waters
    Rayne Waters October 31, 2017 at 11:10 am

    This man has a name and it should used. As a “credible” paper you should be using his name and things like alias and cohorts. Not Lord evil and his lieutenant. Smh I am done with this paper. I sticking with the nation online. Long stupse.

  18. Sheryl Smith
    Sheryl Smith October 31, 2017 at 11:10 am

    What is really correct in this story? Is it the person’s correct name and then a.k.a/alias so an so? Is Colonel/Lieutenant etc ranks of the BDF/Salvation Army? Lord the evil writings of some to rank out rank my attention.

  19. Alex Alleyne October 31, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    @greengiant, As sure as , “hell is for heroes”.

  20. Vad51 October 31, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Why are the papers using this man’s alias and not his real name? Based on what has been written about this individuals, he should not be out on bail. He is out and still and probably carrying on his illegal activities while waiting for trial.

  21. Helicopter(8P) October 31, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Barbadian life! Young men all grew up in the North villages, one excels and the other maybe a beach comer! Jealousy, envy and grudge are the product of most of Barbados’ ills. Respect must be reinforced into the younger Barbadian masses.

  22. Ian Edwards
    Ian Edwards October 31, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    Shoot him and ask questions later but then again

  23. Milli Watt October 31, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    you can imagine this islands commissioner still on the beat I hope he got at least 5 years in the position suspect we will get change to the RBPF. As for Crab Hill police station stupse I just don’t know but something has to be done. as for the clown who put his hand on de commissioner I hope he ambidextrous

  24. Blessed Bobb
    Blessed Bobb October 31, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    A good example of ‘Ganster power’!

  25. Ziggy Blessed
    Ziggy Blessed October 31, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    hmm point made though BT

  26. Sue Donym October 31, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Finding it a little funny that noone was complaining when another accused was referred to as Ninja Man and no feathers appeared to be ruffled when commenters referred to the Commissioner as Typee quite recently, but there’s more than a little indignation at this gentleman being called anything other than his given name. And not a fella said anything about the “shoot first” comment. Hmm…

  27. Sisleen Greene November 1, 2017 at 12:05 am

    Will someone pl. tll me whose secret Lord Evil is holding?


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