‘Lord Evil’ awaits bail decision

The infamous Andre Omar Lord Evil Jackman will find out tomorrow whether he gets to maintain his freedom.

After hearing submissions from Jackman’s lead attorney Arthur Holder and Crown Counsel Oliver Thomas in relation to a violation of Jackman’s bail condition, Acting Judge Alrick Scott deferred his decision until November 10.

Jackman, 38, of Stroud Bay, Crab Hill, St Lucy, appeared before the High Court judge today accused of breaching the 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily curfew imposed on him back in May 2016.

The state submitted in the No. 4 Supreme Court this afternoon that Jackman’s $175,000 bail should be revoked and that he be remanded to HMP Dodds.

However, an incensed Holder told the media after the hearing that his client was being discriminated against.

Andre ‘Lord Evil’ Jackman (right) leaving court with his attorney Arthur Holder today.

Holder admitted that Jackman had breached the curfew on October 28 in the presence of Commissioner of Police Tyrone Griffith.

However, he contended that the breach was “minuscule”, given that his client had complied with every single bail condition since he was granted bail over a year ago on a murder charge.

“He has complied with every condition from the court from since May 10, 2016 and, for one day of breach, the police wants his bail revoked. That has never happened in Barbados before. I am saying that this is prejudice and discrimination because of who he is alleged to be,” a livid Holder said, as his client, who had been in police custody since last night, walked alongside him.

The attorney-at-law added that the submissions made today were unprecedented in his 18-year career.   

“He has reported to the police station every day, he has complied with the curfew except for one day and that is justice in this country. This is the first time in history since I have been practising that the police have come and asked for bail conditions to be revoked,” Holder stated, going on to stress: “I will fight for his rights!”

Claiming that there were other accused persons who had repeatedly breached the conditions of their bail but had not been hauled before the court, Holder insisted that justice must appear to be done.

“Justice has to be fair for everybody regardless of class, creed, religion, etcetera. It must be exhibited that way. You can’t particularize, as it is he, that they treat him different. That is not what justice is all about. Our constitution protects everyone,” Holder added, while revealing that Jackman had suffered back injuries when the police vehicle, which was transporting him to court today, got involved in an accident.

Meantime, Holder has signalled his intentions to head to the High Court to seek bail for Dewayne Carlo Griffith who is accused of assaulting the Commissioner of Police.

The 39-year-old also of Stroud Bay, Crab Hill,
St Lucy, was remanded to HMP Dodds for the second time after appearing before Magistrate Wanda Blair this morning.

Griffith, who is also facing charges of resisting and obstructing the top cop in the execution of his duties on October 28, was remanded until December 7, after the prosecutor, Acting Superintendant of Police Trevor Blackman, stood by his  previous objections to bail.

However, the accused man’s lawyer Shadia Simpson, who appeared in association with Danielle Mottley, said the court must not send the message that there were two justice systems in Barbados.

“We should not treat people differently . . . . The administration of justice should be equal among all men, not one for prominent people and one for the layman,” Simpson submitted, adding that the offences before the court were bailable and her client was willing to comply with any conditions.

Blair, in denying her bail application, agreed that accused persons should be treated fairly, but said the court must consider that the complainant in the matter is the police chief.

“While I know that these are allegations against your client, the court must take into consideration the office of the person in this matter,” the magistrate said even as Simpson submitted that “a complainant is a complainant”.

However, Blair said the case before her was a serious one.

“[This is] a serious allegation against your client that he is charged with assaulting the Commissioner of Police. I consider it a serious enough allegation to not offer him bail,” Blair ruled.

25 Responses to ‘Lord Evil’ awaits bail decision

  1. David Gibson
    David Gibson November 9, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    I often wonder if lawyers believe half of what comes out their mouths .

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  2. Ah
    Ah'sila N S Newob November 9, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Nikita Lashley

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  3. Taurus Bull
    Taurus Bull November 10, 2017 at 1:32 am

    Why do lawyers have to care what comes out their clients mouth? It is just a job to them and pay day is always fruitful.

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    • harry turnover November 10, 2017 at 6:14 am

      Taurus Bull….their mouths mean the LAWYERS ‘ MOUTH…not their CLIENTS” mouth

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  4. Sherlock Holmes. November 10, 2017 at 1:59 am

    There is only one kind of justice for this type of criminal.

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  5. Saga Boy November 10, 2017 at 4:38 am

    How do some lawyers live with themselves? In a few months he will be on the political platform accusing the DLP of a breakdown in crime; of being too soft with criminals. This evil man must feel the wait of the full law or it will send a bad signal that bad men are in fact in charge. One incident of breaking the law is too much. Holder is making an illogical argument.

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    • Jennifer November 10, 2017 at 10:01 am

      Good Question – In the same way that priest, politicians, price gougers etc all live with themselves – conscience-less. Just business – simple.
      And people really need to stop with this BS belief that education is somehow connected to commonsense or integrity.

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  6. Puppa Weekes November 10, 2017 at 5:53 am

    I am now fully convinced that Holder is an ass, who are these persons that are breaking their curfew and when were they arrested?

    You are speaking very loosely considering that you are supposed to be a lawyer, where is the proof of what you are saying?

    Can you refer to a couple cases of someone being charged?

    Just remember that everyone is entitled to legal representation, but that doesn’t mean that a lawyer has to accept every case.

    You can decide what you are accepting.

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    • hcalndre November 10, 2017 at 3:58 pm

      Puppa Weekes; who is the ass here? you know if you are accused of the most heinous crime in the land you will be represented even if the state has to provide an attorney, that`s Mr. Holder`s work.

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  7. Greengiant November 10, 2017 at 6:59 am

    Holder will sing a different tune if he becomes an elected member of Parliament tomorrow. The same can be said for lawyers who are currently government MP’s will also be singing a different tune if they’re in opposition tomorrow.

    That’s the problem within the leadership of this country, and I don’t mean the P M. I simply mean the ministers who are legal professionals. Yes they have a job to do representing their clients, but our society is too small to wear so many hats. That’s why Barbadians have to realize that our legal brains have served this country well post independence, but our country will do much better without them in our parliament at this time. They will get work drafting legislation to reshape our constitution, but their place now is in the courts daily clearing the back log, improving, and increasing justice for the people.

    We need the best business brains running our country in this century. We have seen over the last number of decades the errors made by our cabinets from both parties, even with lawyers we’ve had the contractual failures, cost overruns, all sorts of issues. We need a strong coalition government, with power sharing influence, or a new party managing the people’s affairs. Come 2018 it can’t be business as usual.

    Many elected members only gets elected because of a national swing. If we had an electoral system where each qualified voter cast a vote for an individual to head each ministerial portfolio, I wonders how many candidates from either the B L P or D L P would get elected based on their qualification and experience to manage the portfolio. I can’t see many of them making the grade, so maybe the time has come for a constitutional over hall of our electoral system. Maybe we should vote for ministers, then let them choose a P M from among them. The Attorney General can be a hired attorney at law, paid by contract to do a job.

    Honestly, I think this is the only way to get us out of this mess we’re currently in, and has been in for decades. It’s not about economic mismanagement, it’s about a system that’s run it’s course and is now antiquated and obsolete.

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  8. hcalndre November 10, 2017 at 7:10 am

    @Saga Boy; When barbados decides that it`s only one barbados, there will be no argument when these issues arrives. An attorney has all right to represent his client, I`m sure you heard an accused given the advise to go and get a lawyer instead of being advised to to the right thing. Was that a DLP thing?

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  9. archy perch November 10, 2017 at 7:48 am

    I hope the people of St. Michael Central see who is representing this big time murderer.
    Then these BLP candidates are going to get on a political platform and tell you the virtues of crime in Barbados and that the DLP is the cause of all crime.
    Just look who is representing this fox…..Arthur Holder.
    On the other hand, Lord Evil couldn’t get Me Oww to represent him because she is NOT straight; she has not got the required degree.

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  10. colleta November 10, 2017 at 8:08 am

    These people have no respect for the system, that’s why being out on bail makes no difference to them and continue to commit crimes while having free time..

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  11. luther thorne November 10, 2017 at 8:35 am

    @archy perch DLP Consortium Propaganda^ Arm and purveyor peddling lies , confusion, cheap political shots and desperate utterings.

    You the DLP aka GP etc demean yourself and the party with such stupid comments. Any nonsense comment to score a point with the uninformed. You are insulting the intelligence of Barbadians with that asinine comment.

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  12. luther thorne November 10, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Saga boy ! Add your ‘name’ to that of archy perch in my cpmment above. Your collective comments are disgraceful and a clear sign of panic and desperation.

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  13. Sue Donym November 10, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Back to jail, I say. They might only have proof of one instance of breaking curfew, but that’s all that’s needed. We can’t be sure whether there were others, but do not let us take this to the point where we mock the assault victim and the courts.

    Mr Jackman knew what his conditions were and what he stood to lose. The weak argument of it only being once, leaves one to wonder how many breaches Mr Holder and his client would think should be allowed before we prove that the court is serious about those conditions. Argue anything else from Dodds.

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  14. Sam Clarke November 10, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Pure and simple. He violated his bond conditions. Was in the company of criminals and criminal activity , which led to the assault of a person.
    Bail Revoked, period.

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    • hcalndre November 10, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      Sam Clarke; that`s one of the reasons why parole would not work in barbados.

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  15. Milli Watt November 10, 2017 at 9:39 am

    wait I seeing right de COP is a GRIFFITH and de LORD EVIL is a GRIFFITH……………hmmmmmmmmmmmm :-/

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    • Sue Donym November 10, 2017 at 9:51 am

      No @Milli Watt, the Commissioner is a Griffith; Lord Evil is a Jackman. The other person charged with the assault on commissioner Griffith is Dewayne Griffith

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      • Milli Watt November 10, 2017 at 4:34 pm

        you say JACKMAN I SAY GRIFFITH…………..JACKMAN GRIFFITH

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  16. Alvin Morris November 10, 2017 at 11:42 am

    It’s the lawyer’s job to represent his client, so obviously he would make those statements. He don’t care if his client is guilty or not that’s not for him to decide, at the end of the day he cares only about getting paid. Politicians are the same, they may support something now, but when they get into politics they change what they say, it’s all in the game.

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  17. luther thorne November 10, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    How people get so ignorant though ?
    A person has certain rights
    How wunna get so foolish.
    As I write this, the song get up stand up Stand up for your rights.starts to play. I cant believe people could be so ignorant as to question a person’ s right to legal representation. This really low.

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  18. Milli Watt November 10, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    EVIL LIKE HE GET BAIL…………..

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  19. hcalndre November 10, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    luther thorn; Barbadians way is guilty until proven innocent.

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