Ninja Man gets extended stay at Dodds

Anthony Fitzpatrick Ninja Man Lynch today made it clear that he is a “[street] character”, not a “vagrant”.

The 64-year-old, who has been on remand for the last three months, sought to clarify his status before Magistrate Douglas Frederick moments after the prosecutor, Station Sergeant Neville Reid, again objected to bail in a case involving stealing from a divine place of worship.

Ninja Man is alleged to have entered St Michael’s Cathedral in The City sometime between August 6 and 8 and stole a $125 crucifix and a $25 surge protector belonging to the church. He was not required to plead to the indictable charge.

However, in response to his request for bail, Reid restated his previous objections, saying this was based on the fact that the accused had no fixed place of abode and the court would not be able to secure his attendance should he abscond.

The prosecutor also pointed to the seriousness on the charge, as well as for the need to protect society from the accused.

But Ninja Man told the magistrate he was not difficult to track down.

“I always at the Treasury building. I am not hard to find and not like I going anywhere,” he said, adding: “I am not a vagrant but a character. I cater to visitors of this country . . . I take pictures . . . I entertain them.”

His bail application was denied, with the magistrate advising that the time had not yet arrived for him to be released, although that day may come soon.

The magistrate also told the accused that he was looking a lot better since being incarcerated.

“I feel better too,” Ninja Man responded, as he was given a February 7 date for his next court hearing.

35 Responses to Ninja Man gets extended stay at Dodds

  1. Bianca Shanae
    Bianca Shanae January 11, 2018 at 12:48 am

    My man face getting fatttttt

  2. Maria Jones
    Maria Jones January 11, 2018 at 1:45 am


  3. Paulette Noel
    Paulette Noel January 11, 2018 at 4:15 am

    I too live ninja man

  4. Paulette Noel
    Paulette Noel January 11, 2018 at 4:15 am

    I too love ninja man

  5. Michael Crichlow
    Michael Crichlow January 11, 2018 at 4:24 am

    Let the chap what extent is the purpose of his incarceration?

    • Brenda Paris
      Brenda Paris January 11, 2018 at 12:46 pm

      Exactly!! He stole a crucifix. Give me a break. Wasting taxpayers money. His address is where he said he will be at all times. He’s not a risk to society. Please!

  6. Lydia Sunrise
    Lydia Sunrise January 11, 2018 at 4:49 am

    Bianca Shanae an Paulette Noel Michael Crichlow I saying the same my man look.good to

  7. Angela Griffith
    Angela Griffith January 11, 2018 at 5:20 am

    That is the best place for him

    • Cecilia Millar
      Cecilia Millar January 11, 2018 at 7:47 am

      What would keeping him in dodds do to him he would still be ninja man should be out making me laugh in all my years seeing ninja man I never see him touch a boy or girl yet people would try to unfair him that place is not for him plz bring my character back out he don’t go up in people’s faces trying to sell them stuff or harassing tourist smh

    • Wayne R. Pilgrim-Cadogan
      Wayne R. Pilgrim-Cadogan January 11, 2018 at 8:39 am

      Are you kidding, right? You really cannot be serious in your thinking, what purpose is it serving or going to serve in keeping him incarcerated, he is no threat to the society and has never been?

    • Adrian Allison
      Adrian Allison January 11, 2018 at 8:55 am

      Angela, how can anyone say that locking Ninja Man up at Dood’s is best for him when every Barbarian is aware of his psycological issues.
      Barbados is probably the only place on the planet that incarcerated their mentally ill in prisons rather than in institutions where their frail mental health can be addressed by professionals in that field.
      A more important question needs to be asked and that is whether it’s constitutional for his extended incarceration..

  8. Hyacinth Barker
    Hyacinth Barker January 11, 2018 at 5:27 am

    Ninja looking good.

  9. Loretta Green
    Loretta Green January 11, 2018 at 5:56 am

    He’s a handsome man

  10. Santini More
    Santini More January 11, 2018 at 6:38 am

    What is the point of keeping this man in prison? It only highlights the fact that only the poor go to prison and justice is based on access to $$$$s.

  11. Falernum January 11, 2018 at 7:24 am

    Street car and street character both need an occasional servicing to keep them from becoming offensive. Would any of his admirers like to have a Ninja parked in their front yard ? A road test can be arranged.

  12. gsmiley January 11, 2018 at 7:46 am

    Gotta love Ninja.

    “I always at the Treasury building. I am not hard to find and not like I going anywhere”

    The magistrate also told the accused that he was looking a lot better since being incarcerated.

    “I feel better too,” Ninja Man responded.

  13. Wayne R. Pilgrim-Cadogan
    Wayne R. Pilgrim-Cadogan January 11, 2018 at 8:34 am

    This is a waste of the taxpayer’s dollars to keep Ninja Man at Dodds!

  14. Adrian Allison
    Adrian Allison January 11, 2018 at 8:51 am

    This is an injustice to Ninja Man, he should never be at that penal institution.
    Ninja Man needs physiological assistance which he cannot get it Dodds and it seems that no one is concerned for his constitutional rights .

  15. TOMMY A January 11, 2018 at 9:11 am

    This is helping an individual.At least he will be getting fed for a few days and a better place to sleep.the man is looking and feeling better

  16. parish January 11, 2018 at 9:25 am

    men kill and out on bail, so ninja man might have taken something of the church, and a court objecting to bail, the JADA man kill and got bail , ppl did worst than ninja man and got bail, look how many pasters take church money and run off with it, buy house and cars, forgetten to give some to the needy, do community work like repairing some old ppl homes etc, you came guess the amount of money the churches make every week, and the churches dont need repairs every year, why dont the churches here in barbados form a church group where they deposit some of the money to help the poor etc, one of the function of the chuch is to help which many of them dont, shame on the churches, no wonder why they have fail in the eyes of many,no wonder why ppl no longer look up to the churches, too many crooks liars frauds in the church money,

  17. Richard Braithwaite
    Richard Braithwaite January 11, 2018 at 10:32 am

    What’s the point of this ….?
    Yes he’s getting fed well in Dods ?
    But what is the ultimate goal to help this ,
    Old boy.? Dodds is for ” Dangerous” people is it not.? Give him the help…that he needs to keep him out . and give back to society ..give him some purpose in life…
    Everyone deserves that chance and purpose in life..?

    • gsmiley January 11, 2018 at 2:33 pm

      If prison was only for dangerous people we would have a serious problem. i just cant wrap my mind around that statement.

      People like Madoff and Stanford would be on Accra beach or some other beach in the world drinking pina coladas.

      • David Brathwaite January 15, 2018 at 5:26 pm

        Madoff and Stanford ARE dangerous people!

  18. Donild Trimp January 11, 2018 at 10:36 am

    I weighed in on this issue when this character went before this same Magistrate on a previous occasion and was referred to the Psychiatric Hospital for observation and evaluation.

    I applauded the Magistrate’s decision at that time.

    The only logical explanation for remanding this character to a penal institution is that the psychiatric evaluation revealed his behavior is anti social and not because of any mental disability.

    Since I am not privy to the Doctor’s psychiatric evaluation of this character, which of course the Magistrate is privy to, I will have to go with the Magistrate on this one.

    • gsmiley January 11, 2018 at 2:34 pm

      Trimp that was a well thought out and well reasoned comment.

  19. Crystalene Alexander
    Crystalene Alexander January 11, 2018 at 10:41 am

    I havr not seen this man look this good in forever. ….the gentleman said he feel good too since being locked up and yall talking bout free him….let the guy catch himself nuh!!!

    • milli watt January 11, 2018 at 10:51 am

      @ crystalene AGREED

  20. Alex Alleyne January 11, 2018 at 11:09 am

    “The accused had no fixed place of abode and the court would not be able to secure his attendance should he abscond”.
    In Barbados there are people with an address and still the Police put out WANTED cos they still can’t locate them. Barbados is a 1by2 and still everyday you hear a young-girl gone missing.

  21. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce January 11, 2018 at 11:56 am

    Best place for Ninja at moment, better than being homeless and when survival of the fittest kicks in one has no choice but to steal. Clean bed, shower, three square meals a day guaranteed compliments of the Tax Payers.

  22. Margo Byer
    Margo Byer January 11, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Clean look

  23. luther thorne January 11, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    We need to care for our people
    Ninjaman needs care
    Sadly the Govt seems not to care about who is sick , well , poor , challenged , nothing

  24. Saga Boy January 11, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    Nija Man is one of the most innovative and creative men in Barbados. There should be a way of utilizing his talents.

  25. Wavney Rouse
    Wavney Rouse January 11, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    He needs ah permanent home not the Pink House.

  26. straight talk January 11, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    We only Ninja and dem gotte lockup

  27. Stephen McLean January 11, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    It does not take rocket science to know that he has mental illness treatment not incarceration


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