Anthony Fitzpatrick Ninja Man Lynch today told a Bridgetown magistrate “I deserve bail” as he put forward strong arguments for his release.
“This case supposed to go to the High Court. I can’t represent myself there, so is it possible to get bail here?” the 64-year-old street character, who has been on remand at HMP Dodds, asked Magistrate Douglas Frederick.
However, the prosecutor restated his previous objections to bail, pointing out that the accused had no fixed place of abode; therefore the court would not be able to secure his attendance should he abscond.
“Why is that Sir, you know I am easy to be found. I am well known in Barbados. I am a person that can’t hide,” Ninja Man said adding, “I live in Barbados, I ain’t no foreigner.”
Frederick then asked the accused, who would sign bail on his behalf if granted the opportunity and in response Ninja Man said he would get a family member.
He then explained why he was homeless.
“I could go to welfare and get a house, but I suffer from hydrophobia and the house does haunt me. I have a problem living in houses. That is why the nurses at the Psychiatric Hospital let me go all the time,” he said before the magistrate informed him that hydrophobia was a fear of water.
“Claustrophobia Sir,” the accused man said correcting himself.
“All the police know me, but this prosecutor don’t know me and I don’t know he and I guess that is why he objecting, but I deserve bail,” Ninja Man insisted before he was ordered to have his family member present in court on February 26 when the issue of bail will be discussed.
Ninja Man is accused of entering the St Michael’s Cathedral in The City, sometime between August 6 and 8, and stealing a $125 crucifix and a $25 surge protector belonging to the church.
He was not required to plead to the indictable charge.